VPN client software

A VPN client program is needed to connect to the Computer Science VPN. Please install one of the clients given below. For more details, follow the Client Setup Guide.


The standard OpenVPN client for Windows is the OpenVPN GUI, which provides a system tray icon and minimal user interface for making VPN connections. It can be downloaded from the OpenVPN download page.

Alternatively, another client with a more friendly user interface called the OpenVPN Desktop Client is available for Windows. This client can be downloaded from here and HowTo guides are provided here.

Mac OS X

On Mac OS X, you may use Tunnelblick. To install Tunnelblick, download the dmg from the Tunnelblick site, mount the dmg, and drag the Tunnelblick application to Applications. Please refer to this guide for more information.


On most Linux distributions, OpenVPN is available through the distribution's package management system.


sudo apt-get install openvpn


sudo yum install openvpn

Then, to run OpenVPN:

sudo openvpn --config profile.ovpn