How to set up L2TP VPN on Mac OS X

Prepare

Please get your VPN account information from your VPN service provider.

It should includes:
  • VPN Server Address (usally a host name or ip address)
  • VPN username
  • VPN password
  • VPN L2TP Secret Key (or Pre-Shared Key)

You will need to use these information when setup VPN connection .

Setup VPN connection

  1. Open System Preferences , choose Network
  2. Click + icon at left bottom corner, then select VPN for Interface, select L2TP over IPSec for VPN Type in the popup window, then click Create button 。
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  1. Now we need fill the fields with details
  • Server Address - VPN Server Address
  • Account Name - VPN username
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  1. Click Authentication Settings ,fill the fileds in the popup window .
  • Password - your VPN password
  • Shared Secret - your L2TP secret key
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  1. Click Advanced , check Send all traffic over VPN connection in the popup window.
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  1. Click Apply button at right bottom corner to finish the setup process. You can then click Connect button to connect to vpn server .
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Troubleshooting

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