VPN Setup Guide


VPN on Mac step by step guide (Using Cisco IPsec VPN)

Here is an instruction how to connect to a VPN Gate Public VPN Relay Server by using IPsec VPN Client which is built-in on Mac OS X.

On this instruction, every screen-shots are taken on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Other versions of Mac OS X are similar to be configured, however there might be minor different on UIs.

These screen-shots are in English version of Mac OS X. If you use other language, you can still configure it easily by referring the following instructions.


1. Initial configurations (only once at the first time)

Click the network icon on the top-right side on the Mac screen. Click "Open Network Preferences..." in the menu.


Click the "+" button on the network configuration screen.


Select "VPN" as "Interface" , "Cisco IPsec" as "VPN Type" and click the "Create" button.


A new IpSEC VPN configuration will be created, and the configuration screen will appear.

On this screen, you have to specify either hostname or IP address of the destination VPN Gate Public VPN Relay Server.

Open the VPN Servers List page, and copy address of which VPN servers you will use. (e.g. vpn-ams1.cocoleech.com) and paste it on the "Server Address" field on the configuration screen.

Next, click the "Authentication Settings..." button.


The authentication screen will appear. Input your username and "Password" field. Specify "vpn" (3-letters) also on the "Shared Secret" field. After you input them, click the "OK" button.


After return to the previous screen, check the "Show VPN status in menu bar" and click the "Advanced..." button.


The advanced settings will be appeared. Check the "Send all traffic over VPN connection" and click the "OK" button.


On the VPN connection settings screen, click the "Connect" button to start the VPN connection.


2. Start a VPN connection

You can start a new VPN connection by clicking the "Connect" button at any time. You can also initiate a VPN connection by clicking the VPN icon on the menu bar.


After the VPN connection will be established, the VPN connection setting screen will become as below as the "Status" will be "Connected" . Your private IP address on the VPN, and connect duration time will be displayed on the screen.


3. Enjoy Internet via VPN relaying