How to set up WireGuard VPN on MacOS

Last updated on October 4th, 2021 in Setup, VPN

In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up WireGuard VPN on MacOS but first let’s see what are our requirements and recommendations.

Generate the Wireguard configuration

  1. Now you need to access Wireguard tab in your package details. Sign in to your Client Area. Then go to  Packages (1) and select your active package (2).
  2. wireguard ubuntu client area details

  3. Once you have accessed your package details click on Wireguard tab
  4. Select the VPN server you want to connect to.
  5. In the field below, you will get the Wireguard configuration for the selected server. Copy the content of the field, you will need it later.

    Important! Keep the PrivateKey a closely guarded secret, do not share it with anyone and do not post it on the Internet. This is your personal key, similar to your private username & password on HideIPVPN.

    wireguard unbuntu config file

Install WireGuard on MacOS

  1. Install the WireGuard app for Mac.
  2. Launch the WireGuard application, click on + from the left bottom corner and click Add empty tunnel…. (pin 3 )

    wireguard macos add tunnel

  3. An empty tunnel with a default Private Key will be generated.

    wireguard macos default tunnel

    Delete all the automatically generated content from the field.

  4. Type the name of the tunnel (for example, it can be the name of the VPN server you want to use) in the Name field. Paste the WireGuard configuration you’ve copied at step 3 under “Generate the Wireguard configuration”.

    Click on Save.

    wireguard macos config

  5. On the next step click Allow. ( pin 4 )

    wireguard macos allow vpn

  6. Click on Activate to connect to VPN. ( pin 5 )

    wireguard macos activate connection

  7. You are connected via WireGuard VPN protocol. Click Deactivate if you want to disconnect. ( pin 6 )

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