How to setup L2TP VPN in Mac OS X

How to setup L2TP VPN in Mac OS X


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Important Notes:

  1. *Click the link below to view a list of available L2TP VPN servers and the matching “Shared Key“.
    Server Addresses List
  2. Before start, you need to have an active VPN account, if you do not have one follow the linkĀ  Get FREE VPN trial account!

To manually set up L2TP protocol directly to your Mac system, follow our step by step guide detailed below:

Step 1 : Click “System Preferences“.

L2TP VPN on Mac OS

Step 2 : Click “Network” under “Internet & Network“.

L2TP VPN on Mac OS

Step 3 : Click on (+) icon.

L2TP VPN on Mac OS

Step 4 : Select the interface and enter a name for the new service:

L2TP VPN on Mac OS

For “Interface“, select “VPN“.

For “VPN Type“, select “L2TP over IPSec“.

For “Service Name“, type a descriptive name for the Service Name (it’s recommended to use the server address in this field also). Click on “Create“.

Select the recently created VPN connection:

Server Address: This is the L2TP server address that can be found under the VPN Servers page in your client area.

Account Name: Your VPN username. (you can find in the client area by going to “My VPNS“. Make sure you use your VPN username and password and NOT the client area credentials.

If you haven’t made an account you can get a free trial vpn account Here.

Click “Authentication Settings“.

Step 5 : Authentication Settings:

L2TP VPN on Mac OS

For “User Authentication“, select “Password” and enter your VPN account’s password.

For “Machine Authentication“, select “Shared Secret” and enter the required password.

Click on “OK” button and then click on “Advanced” button.

Step 6 : Check on “Send all traffic over VPN connection” box, then click “OK“.

L2TP VPN on Mac OS

Step 7 : Click “Apply“, then click the VPN icon in the menu bar and then click on “Connect” button.

L2TP VPN on Mac OS

Step 8 : You will then notice your Status: Connected.

Now you have successfully configured L2TP VPN connection on Mac.

To disconnect from L2TP VPN connection, simply click on the Disconnect button.

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