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

Dec 20, 2014
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Setting up PureVPN on a Mac has never been simpler! Follow the steps below to setup PureVPN manually on your Mac

Note: This guide will be equally useful to setup PureVPN manually on your Mac if you are currently using Mac’s latest version, El Capitan

Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • Mac Supported Device.
  • A Premium PureVPN account (If you haven’t bought yet click here to buy)

Follow these simple steps to configure PureVPN manually on Mac:

1 Click on Apple icon and select “System Preferences…..

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2 Click on “Network

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3 Click on “+” icon from bottom right to create new connection

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4 Click on Interface Menu

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5 Insert the following info:

  • Select VPN from Interface drop down menu
  • Select PPTP from VPN Type drop down menu
  • Insert Service name as PureVPN (PPTP)

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6 Insert the following info:

  • Insert desired PureVPN server address in Server Address box. Click here to get the server list.
  • Insert VPN username in Account name box as provided by PureVPN
  • Select desired encryption from Encryption drop down menu. For Streaming purpose select “None”
  • Check “Show VPN status in menu bar
  • Now click on “Authentication Settings..

Tip: Do not copy/paste your username or password instead type it manually. 

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7 Insert VPN Password in Password box as provided by PureVPN

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8 Click on Advanced

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9 Check “Send all traffic over VPN connection” and hit OK

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10 Click on “Apply

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11 Click on “Connect

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12 You are conencted now. Enjoy the FREEDOM!!!!!

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Caution: If you are looking for higher security, then please follow this guide to disable your IPv6

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Comments (8 )


  1. PureVPN Team says:

    We are sorry for the inconvenience. We would suggest you download PureVPN app, it is very simple you will easily be able to use it.

    Download Page:
    For Sierra download version (10.10&above)

    Hope this helps, feel free to reach out if you still face any issue!

  2. Theresasc13 says:

    Could these instructions be updated for the new Mac Os Sierra since it no longer supports PPTP?

    • PureVPN Team says:

      Thanks for reaching out. This article is for users using older versions of Mac. If you would like to use PureVPN on Sierra then you can either download our Mac app and connect with other protocols or setup manually using different protocols.

      Here is the manual guide for other protocols

      Hope this answers your query. feel free to reach out if you still have any questions!

      • Inspirevida says:

        Can you pls provide instructions to people who are not tech savvy? I have Sierra. Cant understand your instruction….. Thanks

  3. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out. There is no issue in connecting with PPTP as it is secured but compare to other protocols its considered as less secure so if you are looking for more security you can connect with other protocols.

    Hope this answers your query let us know if you have further questions!

  4. vikawa says:

    Hello, when I hit Apply at the end, a warning box comes out telling me that it is not secure to use VPN with PPTP since all the data I put there can be read by my internet provider……. ??

  5. PureVPN Team says:


    Thanks for reaching out. If you are looking for better speed than PPTP is better than OpenVPN.

    Hope this answers your query, feel free to comment if you have further questions!

  6. Thorz says:

    I see you are recommending no encryption in this guide for streaming with less possible overhead. How much better is PPTP with no encryption (thinking just on speed, no security) than OpenVPN-UDP? Thanks.