MacOS Server has long had a VPN service to allow client computers to connect to a network even when they’re out of the home or office. And as with many a service on macOS Server, this is one of the easiest VPN servers you’ll ever setup. The server was once capable of running the two Continue reading Configure The VPN Service In macOS Server 5.4 on High Sierra. For security reason, PPTP VPN connection eliminated on the latest Mac OS Sierra. There is no way Apple will bring it back, but fortunately, there’s an App for that. I recently evaluating a VPN client for Mac that supports PPTP and other methods as well. My initial impression Shimo VPN is really easy to use, fast and light.
- Admin says there is a problem with L2TP/IPSec using on login from macOS Sierra because Apple has got its own implementation for IPSec with its new OS version and common solutions do not work. Some pages advise to use OpenVPN, but anyway, is there any possibility to connect to VPN with no-longer supported PPTP?
- Shimo is the first VPN client for Mac, which just works and which is very easy to use. Also, it is a savior, because it supports PPTP VPN on macOS Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave, in contrast to Apple’s built-in VPN client. CEO, tamyca GmbH.
How to Setup L2TP VPN Connection On Mac OS X?
Want to set up the L2TP protocol on your Mac OS? It’s pretty simple and anyone can do it! Here’s a quick guide on setting it up!
- Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.
- Here, you’ll find the network icon, click on it.
- Now you will see It generally is located on the lower left side of the popup menu. Click on this icon to generate a new network interface through a drop-down list.
- Now select a VPN for Mac.
- Now a drop-down list will appear in front of you. This list shows the protocols that can be configured in the system. And since we are here to setup L2TP, select it from the list over IPsec.
- Do you see a service name text box here? Here you need to type in a name for your new VPN connection. It would be best if you write “L2TP firebox” in that box to proceed further.
- See the option for creating? Click on it and the settings for your VPN connection will appear in front of you.
Mac OS Sierra PPTP VPN
The PPTP is not available on Mac OS Sierra or higher as Apple retracted its support on the protocol because of its high-security vulnerabilities and the availability of better protocols, but that doesn’t mean people won’t need it, so there are still ways to install it and get through despite no inbuilt support.
For PPTP support, you would need an external VPN client like Shimo, which is paid, but there are options like Flow VPN which are free for anyone to deploy and use.
Since most users won’t go for a service like Shimo which costs a whopping $55 for dedicated PPTP protocol support on MAC, here’s how you can install PPTP using a free to use an external client like Flow VPN:
- Go to their website and see the section for “Download for MAC”.
- Now you will find a .dmg file which you need to download.
- This file now needs to be dragged to applications.
- Now start running FlowVPN connect.
- Enter your VPN IP address or select from the drop-down list that appears here.
- You need to enter your VPN username and password so that your entry can be authenticated.
- PPTP will now appear in the list of supported protocols, select it and click on Connect.
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Mac No Pptp
On this post I am going to show you how to setup L2TP VPN macOS Sierra. It should be also applicable on the previous version of OS X such as El Capitan, Yosemite, and Mavericks.
If you upgraded your Mac to macOS 10.12 Sierra or your iPhone to iOS 10 you might be surprised that PPTP client is not on the list when adding VPN interface. Apple will no longer support PPTP client starting from macOS Sierra and iOS 10. Alternatively you can switch to use L2TP VPN over IPSec which offers better and more secure connection.
Pptp Vpn Client For Mac Os Sierra Usb
In previous post I have shown you how to configure Mikrotik as an L2TP VPN server. We will use the account configured on the Mikrotik as the login account.
Follow the below step by step on how to setup L2TP over IPSec on macOS Sierra
1. Open System Preferences then select Network
In the Network settings, click the + (plus) button to create a new service (we will create a new VPN service)
2. Select the interface for the new service
To create a new VPN service, configure the interface as below;
3. Enter the VPN server address and your account
Make sure the L2TP VPN server has been correctly configured. If you use Mikrotik, you can follow my previous post on how to configure Mikrotik as L2TP VPN server.
4. Configure the Authentication Settings
Click on the Authentication Settings to configure auth and machine authentication.
5. Click Advanced button
Make sure that the ‘Send all traffic over VPN connection’ is checked. Then click OK button. Complete the setting by clicking Apply button.
6. Connecting to L2TP VPN server
To connect to the VPN server, click the Connect button just under the Authentication Settings. Once it is connected, you can see the connection status, the connect time, and the IP address assigned to your Mac.
I hope this post can help you on how to setup L2TP VPN on macOS Sierra.