Mac OSMAC L2TP/IPSec - set up

Please choose your connection type:

  1. Open the System Preferences window on your computer.
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  2. Click on the "Network" icon under the heading "Internet & Network".
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  3. Unlock the network configuration by using your personal admin details and then click on "OK"
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  4. Click on the Add button (+)
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  5. Set the"Interface" as VPN, VPN Type as L2TP over IPSec and type in GuardMyIP L2TP in the "Service Name:" field. Then click on "Create".
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  6. Enter Server Address (depends on which server you wish to connect to, server list is in your welcome email) Configure your VPN according to the screen shot below. Enter your GuardMyIP account username. Then click on the "Authentication Settings" button.
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  7. Choose Password option and type your GuardMyIP.com Account Password. Choose "Shared Secret" and enter secret code. (Please contact us and request shared secret for L2TP, we will send it back to you by email). Then click on "OK" and push the "Advanced..." button.
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  8. Tick all the check boxes in "Session Options" and click on the "OK" button.
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  9. Close your Network Configuration window. Right click on the VPN icon in the top system tray and choose "Connect VPN (L2TP)".
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  10. To reconnect to this VPN service right click on the VPN icon in the top system tray and choose "Connect VPN (L2TP)".
    You are now connected to a secure GuardMyIP server. You can disconnect and reconnect as often as you wish and set up multiple server connections for different IP server locations (see step 6.)

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