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How to Setup PureVPN Manually on Mac? (L2TP– Protocol)

Dec 20, 2014
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The following tutorial will help you learn how to set up PureVPN manually on Mac devices.

Note: If you are running El Capitan, you can manually set up PureVPN on it for a safer and limitless browsing experience. If you are not sure how to do so, here is how you can make it possible:

Things to Consider Beforehand:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • Mac supported device.
  • Already own a Premium PureVPN account. If not, please sign up
    here )

Once you’re ready, please follow these steps:

1 Click the Apple icon, and then select System Preferences.

2 Within System Preferences, click the Network icon.

3 To create a new connection, click the + button.

4 Click the Interface Menu.

5 Enter the following information in the box that appears:

  • Under the Interface menu, select VPN
  • Under the VPN Type menu, select L2TP
  • Service Name needs to be changed to PureVPN (L2TP), after which click Create.

6 In the new windows that appears, enter the following information:

  • Insert the desired server: Please refer to the server address shared in the above note.
  • In Account Name, enter VPN Username as provided beforehand.
  • Tick Show VPN Status in Menu Bar.

7 In the Authentication Settings window, enter the following information:

  • In the Password box, enter the VPN password as provided beforehand.
  • In the Shared Secret box, enter 12345678 and then click OK.

8 Click the Advanced button

9 Tick Send All Traffic Over VPN Connection, and then click OK.

10 Click the Apply button to finalize new settings.

11 Click the Connect button.

12 Feel free to browse the internet with complete freedom, without any hassles whatsoever.

Note: For those looking for enhanced security, you can disable IPv6 by following the instructions provided here.

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