Adding VPN Connection for MACs

Step 1: Setup for MAC

Enter VPN settings manually

  1. On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Network.
  2. Click the Add button in the list at the left, click the Interface pop-up menu, then choose VPN.
  3. Click the VPN Type pop-up menu, then choose L2TP. Give the VPN service a name of <InsertCompany Name> then click Create.
  4. Enter the server address <InsertCompanyName> and the account name <InsertUserName> for the VPN connection. Password is <InsertPassword>
  5. Click Authentication Settings, then enter the information you received from the network administrator. Password is <InsertPassword>. SharedSecret or Passphrase is <InsertSharedSecret>
  6. Click OK to close popup.
  7. Check the “Show VPN Status in menu bar” button.
  8. Click on Advanced… Under Session Options, Check the box for “Send all traffic over VPN connection”
  9. Click OK to close popup
  10. Click Apply.
  11. Go up to VPN icon in menu bar, click Connect 

Step 2: Accessing Remote Computer

  1. Open Remote Desktop Connection or download Microsoft Remote Desktop from App Store on MAC
  2. Computer: <InsertIPAddress>
  3. Username: <InsertUserName>
  4. Password: <InsertPassword>
  5. Click Yes to popup