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How to setup IKEv2 VPN on Mac OS

Internet Key Exchange (version 2) is an IPSec based tunneling protocol that was jointly developed by Microsoft and Cisco, dubbed VPN Connect by Microsoft, IKEv2 is particularly good at automatically re-establishing a VPN connection when users temporarily lose their internet connections (such as when entering or leaving a train tunnel).

Mobile users in particular, therefore, benefit the most from using IKEv2, which because of its support for the Mobility and Multihoming (MOBIKE) protocol, also makes it highly resilient to changing networks. This is great news for cell phone users who, for example, connect their smart phones to a WiFi network while at home but switch to mobile data use when out and about, or who regularly switch between hotspots

1) First we need to access the "System Prefrences"



2) Then click on "Network".



3) Once in network settings, click the little plus sign on bottom left hand corner



4) A menu should appear, select VPN as interface and IKev2 as VPN Type, Service name can be anything then click create.



5) Once you click create, it will bring up the settings page for the VPN type IKev2 - enter details as below:

Server Address:
Can be any hostname/IP address from "My VPN Servers" located here
Remote ID: vpn.torguard.org
Local ID: Leave Blank

Make sure to check "Show VPN Status in menu bar" and then click "Apply"



6) Now click "Authentication Settings.." and select in the menu "Username" and enter your TG Service Username and TG Password and click OK and then click "Apply" again on the next page.




7) Click OK, hit apply and click "Connect".




You should now be connected, you can confirm this by checking the status in your menu bar as below and by checking Whats My IP on TorGuard - Whats My IP to confirm your IP has changed.




Your good to go!!


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