Set up the PPTP VPN connection on Mac OS


Important: Starting from the macOS Sierra PPTP VPN protocol is no longer supported.

You may proceed with the tutorial below if you are running a previous Mac OS version. If not, we recommend downloading the ibVPN Mac OS application or manually set up an L2TP connection on your Mac

How to set up a PPTP VPN connection on Mac OS

This tutorial shows how to set up a PPTP VPN connection on Mac OS in 5 easy steps.

Step 1. Open System Preferences and click onto Network.

Setting up a VPN Mac

Step 2. Click the + button on the network connections pane.

Setting up a VPN on Mac

Step 3. From the drop-down menu, select VPN followed by PPTP then click Create.

Setting up PPTP VPN on Mac

Step 4. Enter the ibVPN server that you wish to connect (The Server address will be depending on the package you own.

To check all the available servers, please check the My Servers section, input into the Server Address field and your account Username (your registered email address) in the Account Name field.

Setup VPN on Mac

Step 5. Click the Authentication Settings and enter your Password (VPN Password from Client Area Details) and click OK.

Setup a VPN on Mac
  1. Click the Advanced button.
  2. Tick Send all traffic over VPN connection, press OK.
  3. Click Apply.
  4. Leave the Show VPN status in menu bar box ticked and press Connect.
  5. You should be able to Connect/Disconnect to the server from the menu bar.

You have just set up a VPN on Mac, simple as that.

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If you encounter any problems using the PPTP protocol, please let us know by opening a ticket here.

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