MacOSX Setup Guide

  • PPTP Setup Guide For Mac OS X
  • L2TP Setup Guide For Mac OS X
  • OPENVPN Setup Guide For Mac OS X
  • PPTP Setup Guide For Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
  • 1. Go into your Macintosh hardrive and then Applications Folder. Double-click on Internet Connect.

    2. Click on the File menu and select New VPN Connection.

    3. In the next window, select PPTP and click OK.

    4. In the next window, click on the Configuration section and select Edit Configurations fron the drop down menu.

    5. In the next window enter the following information:

  • For Server address, type in Hostname/Server Address Received in Setup Email.
  • For Account Name, type in your SwitchVPN Username.
  • For Password, type in your POPVPN password. (optional if you don't want to save your password in the Mac OS X keychain) Click OK.
  • 6. You have successfully setup your PPTP VPN connection.

  • Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
  • 1. Click on the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Network.

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    2. Click on the '+' button to add a new Network Connection.

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    3. In the next window, select/input the following:

  • For Interface, select VPN
  • For VPN Type, select PPTP
  • For Service Name, type in POPVPN
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    4. In the next window enter the following information:

  • For Server address, type in [Please check your Email for Server Address / VPN Login Details ]
  • For Account Name, type in your POPVPN Username. [Please check your Email for Server Address / VPN Login Details ]
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    Do not change any of the other options. Click Apply.

    5. Click the Advanced button and under the Options tab make sure to check Send all traffic over VPN. Hit OK.

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    You have successfully setup your PPTP VPN connection in Mac OS X Leopard.

    L2TP Setup Guide For Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
  • 1. Click on the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Network.

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    2. Click on the '+' button to add a new Network Connection.

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    3. In the next window, select/input the following:

  • For Interface, select VPN
  • For VPN Type, select L2TP Over IPSec
  • For Service Name, type in POPVPN
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    4. In the next window enter the following information:

  • For Server address, type in [Please check your Email for Server Address / VPN Login Details ]
  • For Account Name, type in your POPVPN Username.
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  • Please click on Authentication and Enter your VPN Password and Please enter Secret [Please check your Email for Server Address / VPN Login Details ]
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    Please click on OK and apply changes

    5. Click the Advanced button and under the Options tab make sure to check Send all traffic over VPN. Hit OK.

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    (Optional) If you would like to have Mac OS save your key chain password click the Authentication Settings button and enter your POPVPN password in the password field.

    You have successfully setup your L2TP/IPSec VPN connection in Mac OS X Leopard.

    OPENVPN Setup Guide For Mac OS X

    To connect to Access Server from a MacOSX client computer, you need to follow these steps:

    1. Download and install an OpenVPN client for MacOSX

    2. Login to the Access Server's Client Web Server and download the appropriate client config file (typically called "client.ovpn")

    3. Run the OpenVPN client with the downloaded client config file

    A popular OpenVPN client for MacOSX is Tunnelblick. It can be obtained for free from http://code.google.com/p/tunnelblick/. Follow these basic steps to use Tunnelblick with OpenVPN Access Server:

  • Download the Tunnelblick_version.dmg file from http://code.google.com/p/tunnelblick/.
  • Open the downloaded disk image file (which mounts the disk image).
  • Drag the Tunnelblick icon (may be labelled "Tunnelblick.app") to your Applications folder.
  • After logging in to the Access Server's Client Web Server, download the client.ovpn file and place it in the ~/Library/Application Support/Tunnelblick/Configurations folder on the Mac.
  • Run Tunnelblick by double-clicking its icon in the Applications folder.
  • The first time Tunnelblick is run on a given Mac, it will ask the user for the user's password (on the Mac system). This is because Tunnelblick must have root privileges to run, as it modifies network settings as part of connecting to the VPN.

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