This article will describe how you can configure L2TP/IPsec VPN on MAC OS X.
- Mac OS X
- Access to your Mac OS X with admin or a user that has administrator permissions
Step 1 – Log in to Mac OS X
Click on the icon in the left top corner and click
Click on Network
+ to add a new interface
VPN via the Interface dropdown list. Select
L2TP over IPsec as VPN-type.
Enter the VPN server information
Server IP = 188.8.131.52 Accountname = Administrator
Once everything is entered/selected click
VPN (L2TP)in the left menu and enter your VPN information. In our tutorial, we use as example Server Address
184.108.40.206 and we are using
Administrator as Account Name.
Authentication Settings... and enter
Password in the password field of your VPN user. In our article, it’s the password of the administrator user of our VPN server followed by the
Shared Secret that you have entered in step 5 of this article as
Preshared key and click on
Send all traffic over VPN connection to send all traffic over the secure VPN connection.
Step 2 – Connect with VPN
The Mac OS X VPN client is now configured. Click on
Connect to make a connection with your VPN server.
We have made a successful connection to our VPN server via VPN.
Step 3 – Check IP address
If you are routing all traffic through VPN you see the VPN IP address of your VPN server. You can find your IP address by visiting whatismyip.com.
Congratulations, you have configured a VPN client on a Mac OS X. Please view our knowledge base for other articles regarding how to connect with VPN on other Operating Systems.