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How to set up a PPTP Vpn on MAC - TUTORIAL

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by SPPChristian, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. SPPChristian

    SPPChristian Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Oct 20, 2012
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    In this tutorial i will explain how to create a PPTP VPN connection on MAC

    1. Open the Network Control Panel
    First, open the System Preferences by going to the Apple menu and choosing "System Preferences." Or choose "System Preferences" from the Dock.
    Next, click on the 'Network' system preference.

    2. Make a new connection
    In the 'Network' system preference there is a list of network connections on the left side. Click the '+' icon (under the list of connections from the left) to make a new connection for the VPN.

    3. Set the Interface to 'VPN' and set the Connection Type and Name
    When you click the '+' icon, a new service sheet appears. Click on the 'Interface' popup menu to see the list of choices.
    In the list, select 'VPN'.
    The 'VPN Type' should automatically be set to 'L2TP over IPSec', click on the "VPN Type" dropdown and select "PPTP" (this is very important otherwise it will not work).
    Next, set the Service Name to "any name (PPTP)" by typing into the "Service Name" field.
    Click 'Create' to create the new connection.

    4. Make a New Configuration
    Now that you have a VPN connection, you'll need to make a Configuration for it. B sure the new connection is selected and click the 'Configuration' drop-down and select "Add Configuration...", a pop up will appear to set up the "Name" of the new configuration you trying to add, enter there "any config name you want" and click "Create".

    5. Set Server and Account Info
    Now that we've created the configuration, we can start entering your VPN information.
    Server Address : "ip or vpn server"
    Account Name: "VPN user"
    Encryption: be sure is set to Automatic
    Then, click on the 'Authentication Settings...' button. A new sheet drops down.
    Be sure "Password" is selected and enter your vpn password : "vpn password"
    When you're done, click 'OK'

    6. Adjust Advanced Settings
    Next, we'll need to adjust some of the advanced VPN settings. To do that, be sure the new created VPN connection from the left list is selected and click the 'Advanced..." button.
    For the VPN to work effectively, the "Send all traffic over VPN connection" checkbox should be marked. Make sure the checkbox is checked.
    Optionally, check the "Use verbose logging" option. That will make it easier to see what's happening if you are having connection problems.
    When you're done checking the options, click the "OK" button.

    7. Applying the changes
    To actually save the configuration, click the 'Apply' button in the bottom right of the window.

    Now when you want to connect to the VPN, you can either choose the VPN configuration from the VPN menu or select your VPN connection in the connection list and click the "Connect" button , if you want to disconnect just click disconnect.