9. Unzip the configuration files and copy them to the folder in which the OpenVPN
client utility is installed.
10. Modify the VPN interface name to NETGEAR-VPN by doing the following:
a. In Windows, open Network Connection or Network and Sharing Center.
The network connection information displays.
b. In the local area connection list, find the local area connection with the device
name TAP-Windows Adapter.
c. Change the name of the associated local area connection to NETGEAR-VPN.
Make sure that you change the name of the local area connection, not the device
name (TAP-Windows Adapter).
If you do not change the local area connection name, the VPN connection to the
access point/router will fail.
The computer is now ready to for you to set up a VPN connection to the access
For more information about using OpenVPN on a Windows-based computer, visit
Router mode: Install the OpenVPN client utility and VPN
configuration files on a Mac
To download and install the OpenVPN client utility and the access point/router’s
VPN configuration files on a Mac:
1. Visit code.google.com/p/tunnelblick/, download the OpenVPN client utility for a
Mac, and install it on the Mac.
You might need administrative privileges to install the OpenVPN client utility.
2. Open a web browser from the Mac, which must be connected to the access
3. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net in the address field.
If you are not connected to the access point/router network but to the same network
as the access point/router, enter the IP address that is assigned to the access
point/router. If you do not know the IP address, see Find the IP address of the access
point/router on page 29.
The Sign-In page displays. You are prompted to sign in with your NETGEAR account.
If the access point/router is not connected to the Internet, you are prompted to sign
in with the local login credentials (see Log in to the access point/router when it is
not connected to the Internet on page 28).
User Manual203Router Mode: Set up VPN
Connections with OpenVPN
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