Set up L2TP VPN on Mac OS

This tutorial explains how to set up L2TP VPN on Mac OS. Follow the guide step-by-step to set up a L2TP VPN Mac.

  • We used the FastestVPN for this tutorial. While you can use any VPN service which offers the L2TP protocol.

Step 1: Open "system Preferences", and click on "Network".

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Step 2: Click on "+" sign and provide the info mentioned below:

  • Interface: VPN
  • VPN Type:: L2TP over IPSec
  • Service name: Anything such as "L2TP VPN"

Click on "Create"


Step 3: Enter the following info:

  • Server Address: Enter the server address provided by your VPN service provider
  • Account Name: Enter your VPN username provided by your VPN provider
  • Now click "Authentication Settings"

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Step 4: In the "Password" enter the password provided by your VPN service provider. Now in the "Shared Secret" enter the L2TP pre-shared key provided by your VPN provider and click "OK"

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Step 5: Check mark "Show VPN status in menu bar". Then click "Apply" and then "Connect"

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Step 6: Wait for a few seconds until the L2TP VPN on Mac is established. Later, you can use the menu bar option to connect and disconnect VPN on Mac.

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By following the steps given above, you can setup L2TP VPN on Mac OS. If you're looking for additional support or have any questions related to setting up a L2TP VPN Mac, please Contact us for your questions, queries, feedback, or suggestions.

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