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The following steps will create a PPTP VPN connection in Mac OS X .


Open Network settings in System Preferences
Click the Apple then System Preferences
Click Network under Internet & Wireless
Click + (the plus icon)
Select VPN for the interface, PPTP for the VPN Type, and enter VPN for Service Name
Click Create
Select the newly created VPN connection
Enter one of the following names in the Server Address field: (which is not listed here for security reasons, this information is included with your welcome mail)

Type your VPN Login in the Account Name field
Click Authentication Settings and enter your VPN Password in the Password field, then click OK
Click Advanced, check Send all traffic over VPN connection, then click OK
Click Apply

How to Connect:
Click the new VPN icon in the menu bar
Click Connect VPN

How to Disconnect:
Click the new VPN icon in the menu bar
Click Disconnect VPN

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The following steps will create a L2TP/IPSec VPN connection in Mac OS X .


In System Preferences, click Network Settings
Click the Apple then click System Preferences
Under Internet & Wireless, click Network
Click + (the plus icon)
Select VPN for the interface, L2TP over IPSec for the VPN Type, and type a descriptive name for the Service Name
Click Create
Select the newly created VPN connection
Type one of the following names in the Server Address field: (which is not listed here for security reasons, this information is included with your welcome mail)

Type your VPN Login the Account Name field
Click Authentication Settings
Enter your VPN Password in the Password field
Under Machine Authentication, click the radio button for Shared Secret. Enter "honamsec" (minus the quotes and case sensitive) in the Shared Secret text field and click OK
Click Advanced, check Send all traffic over VPN connection, then click OK
Click Apply

To connect:
Click the VPN icon in the menu bar
Click Connect to your new VPN connection

To disconnect:
Click the VPN icon in the menu bar
Click Disconnect from your new VPN connection

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