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If you have not yet created a VPN login through the UK2.NET Dashboard, you can do so by following the steps here

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

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

1. Open System Preferences.

system preferences

  2. Select Network under Internet & Wireless

mac network

3. Add a new network by selecting "+" below the network list.

new network

4. Under Interface, select VPN. 5. Under VPN Type, select PPTP. 6. Set Service Name as you see fit. For example, "UK2.NET VPN". 7. Click "Create".


8. Set Server Address and Account Name to match the user name and server shown in the UK2.NET Dashboard. 9. Click "Authentication Settings..."

add vpn address

10. Select Password for User Authentication and fill in the password from the VPNHQ section of the UK2.NET Dashboard, then click OK. 11. Click "Advanced..."


12. Make sure "Send all traffic over VPN connection" is checked, and click OK.

sent all traffic button

13. 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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