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How to setup PPTP VPN on Mac

Note that these instructions are for PPTP VPN accounts.If you have an PPTP VPN account,

You can set up a PPTP VPN account in OS X as follows:

Open System Preferences.

system preferences

Select Network under Internet & Wireless.mac network

Add a new network by selecting “+” below the network list.

new network

Under Interface, select VPN. Under VPN Type, select PPTP, Set Service Name as you see fit. For example, “TemProxy”.  Click “Create”.


Set Server Address and Account Name, Click “Authentication Settings…”

add vpn address

Select Password for User Authentication and Click “Advanced…”


Make sure “Send all traffic over VPN connection” is checked, and click OK.

sent all traffic button

From the gear drop-down under the network list, select “Set Service Order…” Drag and drop the services to ensure that your VPN connection is at the top of the Service Order list, and click OK.

vpn drop down

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