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How to setup L2TP VPN on MAC

Setting up vpn access over L2TP under Mac OSX 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 OSX 10.6 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'.
VPNUK L2TP setup instructions for Mac Snow Leopard


4. Enter the TorGuard server IP found under My Servers page (In your client area) that supports L2TP into the 'Server Address' field and the account 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'.
VPNUK L2TP setup for Mac OSX


6. Click 'Apply'
Mac Snow Leopard L2TP VPN Setup


7. Click the 'Advanced' button.
Mac OSX Snow Leopard L2TP setup


8. Tick 'send all traffic over VPN connection', press 'OK'.
Mac OSX Snow Leopard L2TP setup


9. Click 'Apply'
Mac Snow Leopard L2TP VPN Setup


10. Leave the 'Show VPN status in menu bar' box ticked and press 'Connect'
Connecting L2TP Mac OSX

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

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L2TP SETUP

Setting up your VPN under Mac OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Setting up vpn access over L2TP under Mac OSX 10.6 is quick and easy. The following instructions will take you step by step in setting up your account.

NOTE: These settings are the same for Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard)

1. Open system preferences and click onto 'Network'.
Mac OSX 10.6 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'.
VPNUK L2TP setup instructions for Mac Snow Leopard


4. Enter the TorGuard server IP found under My Servers page (In your client area) that supports L2TP into the 'Server Address' field and the account 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'.
VPNUK L2TP setup for Mac OSX


6. Click 'Apply'
Mac Snow Leopard L2TP VPN Setup


7. Click the 'Advanced' button.
Mac OSX Snow Leopard L2TP setup


8. Tick 'send all traffic over VPN connection', press 'OK'.
Mac OSX Snow Leopard L2TP setup


9. Click 'Apply'
Mac Snow Leopard L2TP VPN Setup


10. Leave the 'Show VPN status in menu bar' box ticked and press 'Connect'
Connecting L2TP Mac OSX

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

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L2TP SETUP

Setting up your VPN under Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard)
Setting up vpn access over L2TP under Mac OSX 10.5 is quick and easy. The following instructions will take you step by step in setting up your account.

1. First go into system preferences then 'Network'.
2. In the window listing your connections Click the '+ button'.
3. In the pop up set the following Interface to 'VPN', VPN Type to 'L2TP over IPSec'and Service Name to anything you want, for example VPN UK, click the Create button.
4. Leave Configuration set to 'Default', enter the 'Server IP Address' that can be found under My Servers page (In your client area) that supports L2TP. For account name enter your Username.
5. Click the 'Authentication' Settings button.
6. For User Authentication enter 'your password'.
For Machine Authentication enter as shared secret 'torguard', click ok.
7. Tick the Show VPN status in menu bar box if it not already done and click 'Apply'.
8. Click the 'Advanced' button.
9. Under options, tick the 'Send all traffic over VPN connection button', click ok.
10. Click 'Apply' and close system preferences.
Your VPN connection you have just set up will now be available in the menu bar, click'Connect' to use.

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