When you enable the VPN on your network, it allows you to browse the internet safely even from far away fromthe location of your home. You can use the computer as a client and Netgear router as a gateway for this purpose.
In our coming up passages, we are going to discuss the steps to setup VPN on Netgear Nighthawk router using the Mac OS computer. If you are using the Mac Book, then read the steps carefully.
- Connect the computer to the router through a wired or wireless connection.
- From the browser of your computer, enter router login or routerlogin.net in the web address bar.
- The authentication window will be opened. Enter the login details like username and password which are given on the sticker pasted at the back of the device.
- Tap ‘Login’.
- A Netgear genie extender page will open. Go to ‘Advanced’ settings and click on the ‘VPN’ service.
- If the option is disabled, then enable it and click ‘Apply’.
Note: If you want to change the service, click the ‘Port or service type’ menu.
- Select ‘Non-windows’ from the download screen to download VPN for Mac OS.
- Open Tunnelvpn client on your Mac.
- Click ‘I have configuration files’. A new folder will then get created on the computer.
- Open the downloaded files and copy them to the new folder. Rename the folder by giving extension .tblk.
- Open folder to start installing the files. If prompted, enter the password to login to the windows.
- Click on the ‘Tunnelblick’ icon from the home screen of your Mac OS.
- Click ‘Connect’.
- Wait for the VPN to establish a connection.
- You will get a ‘VPN successfully connected’ message on the screen. If you are getting a problem with the Netgear extender setup, then click on the ‘Netgear genie setup’ screen from the same IP address of your Netgear router.
Important: The TUN and TAP port numbers must be different for smartphone and PC VPN. The default values otherwise are 12973 and 12974 for TUN and TAP mode.
For further information and support on the Netgear nighthawk router, you can contact the mywifiextfix support team.