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How to Setup L2TP on macOS

Feb 02, 2022
Sep 12, 2022
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In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up a VPN on a macOS device with L2TP protocol but first let’s see what are our requirements and recommendations. 

Things to Consider:

  1. You have a working internet connection
  2. macOS Supported Device.
  3. A Premium PureVPN account (If you haven’t bought yet click 👉here to buy)
Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration.

To find your VPN credentials log into the PureVPN members area. Click 👉 here to visit member area.

  • Login to the Member area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.
  • From manage account section, go to the Subscriptions tab.
  • On Subscription tab scroll down to be able to view your VPN credentials
  • You will be able to see and copy your VPN credentials.
  • Note down your PureVPN username and click the Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.
How to connect L2TP manually on Mac.
  • From the top left corner click Apple icon and select system preferences.
  • Click Network.
  • To add a new VPN configuration, first click on the Lock to make changes.
  • Type your mac admin username and password to confirm.
  • Click + to add a VPN configuration.
  • Select L2TP over IPSec VPN from the drop-down menu.
  • Once done you will need to enter the following details.
    1. Server Address: Please refer to the above note to get the servers.
    2. Account Name: Type your VPN Credentials. Here is how you can find your 👉VPN credentials.
  • Click Authentication settings and insert the following information and click OK.
    1. Password: Use the VPN Credential password here.
    2. Shared Secret: 12345678
  • Click Advanced… and mark check on Send all traffic over VPN connection.
  • Click OK.
  • Click Connect and Apply.
  • You are now Connected.
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