How to Setup L2TP/IPSec VPN on macOS

Setting up VPN access over L2TP under Mac OS is quick and easy. The following instructions will take you step by step in setting up your account.

1. Open system preferences and click onto 'Network'.

Mac OS L2TP VPN setup

2. Click the '+' button on the network connections pane.

VPNUK Mac OSX Setup Guide for L2TP

3. From the drop-down menu select 'VPN' followed by 'L2TP' then click 'Create'.

L2TP setup instructions for Mac OS

4. Enter the TorGuard server IP of your choice or one of our hostnames found here - enter this into the 'Server Address' field and the VPN username in the 'Account Name' field then click the 'Authentication Settings' button.

Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard L2TP VPN setup

5. Enter your 'Password' and the Shared Secret "torguard" then click 'OK'.

6. Click 'Apply'

7. Click the 'Advanced' button.

8. Tick 'send all traffic over VPN connection', press 'OK'.

9. Click 'Apply'

10. Leave the 'Show VPN status in menu bar' box ticked and press 'Connect'

11. Finished! You can Connect/Disconnect to the server from the menu bar.

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