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How to Activate Port Forwarding on Mac

Sep 10, 2018
Feb 06, 2021
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Learn how to setup Port Forwarding on Mac. Easily and securely connect to any device or server with Mac Port Forwarding.

How to activate Port Forwarding Add-On

Note: This article is recommended if you haven’t purchased Port Forwarding Add-On

Activate Port Forwarding on Mac:

1 Go to App Settings.

Go to App Settings

2 Click “Port Forwarding”.

Click "Port Forwarding"

3 From the pop up, click “Get it Now”.

click "Get it Now"

4 Upon clicking, you will be redirected to Member’s Area Add-On page. There onward you can select tenure and proceed with the payment options.

Member's Area Add-On page

How to configure Port Forwarding Add-On

Configure Port Forwarding on Mac:

1 Go to App Settings.

Go to App Settings.

2 Select Port Forwarding.

Select Port Forwarding

3 Click “Configure”.

Click "Configure"

4 Pick any of the desired option from the settings.

Port Forwarding Options

In order to have a better understanding of all options. You can refer to its details below:

Open All Ports: When this option is selected under settings. It allows all ports to be opened and you can transfer any data to any desired port.

Block All Ports: When this option is selected under settings. It allows all ports to be blocked and doesn’t allow any internet traffic to be passed from the VPN connection.

Block all but enable specific: When this option is selected under settings. It allows ports to be blocked but making a few exceptions in which you can allow a specific port or multiple ports to be opened as per desire.

5 Click apply settings.

Click apply settings

So, protect your system from unauthorized access through PureVPN’s Port Forwarding/NAT Firewall Add-on and stay secure all the time!

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  1. Herman Coutinho says:

    I have tried multiple ways and different protocols to connect my macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and it fails to connect. for some time I could connect to BBC streaming option in channels, unfortunately even that has stopped working giving me an error saying ” Could not reach the server”. I have also checked my WAN settings on Dlink router and the options like LT2P and IKEv2 to pass over is enabled. Since mac no longer supports PPTP I don’t have an option but used LT2P or IKEv2. Although, my android phones via PPTP works seamlessly in the same network.