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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 L2TP VPN accounts. If you have an PPTP VPN account, instructions are available here.


You can set up a L2TP VPN account in OS X as follows:


1. Open System Preferences.

mac system preferences

2. Select Network under Internet & Wireless.

select network

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

add network

4. Under Interface, select VPN.

5. Under VPN Type, select L2TP over IPsec.

6. Set Service Name as you see fit. “UK2.NET VPN” may be appropriate .

7. Click “Create”.

create network

8. Set Server Address and Account Name to match the user name and server shown in the UK2.NET Dashboard.

9. Click “Authentication Settings…”

authentication settings

10. Select Password for User Authentication and Shared Secret for Machine Authentication. Fill in the password, and for Shared Secret use the pre-shared key under “PSK (L2TP only)” in the VPNHQ section of the UK2.NET Dashboard. Click OK.

11. Click “Advanced…”

advanced options

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

send all button


13. From the gear drop-down under the network list, select “Set Service Order…”

14. Drag and drop the services to ensure that your VPN connection is at the top of the Service Order list, and click OK.

 vpn services