How to Setup VPN On Mac Os
Do you know what is VPN? VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is a type of computer networking, like local area network or wide area network. A virtual private network is just like a wide area network and is used over the internet, linking various private sites of companies or organization. VPN provides a very convenient access to the business personnels of organizations who are dealing privately over the organizations’ website. VPN technology provides the way to access the internet or share something, in a very secure way, so that you can protect your individuality.
VPN technology is not only popular for the Windows operating systems, but also popular for Apple’s Macintosh environment. It is easier to set a vpn server on the Mac Os. The Macintosh environment has settings which lets you to set up a virtual private network without much hazards. There are some ways in which you can connect VPN to your MAC network at office hours.
The details of connecting your MAC Os to a vpn server includes the IP address of the server to which you are willing to connect or if that is not possible, then go for the DNS (Domain Name System) of the computer. Now, you have to enter a very unique username accompanied with a password. The third option is of the type of connection which includes the preferred protocol type that your computer will be using. The protocol may be L2TP which stands for Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol or PPTP which stands for Point-to-Point-Tunneling Protocol. In the MAC Os, there is an option known as System Preferences, from where you have to choose the option Network. In the very next step, you have to look for a (+) sign. On clicking this sign, a user prompt dialog box will open. In this dialog box, there will be three options under which you have to choose the settings from a drop down menu. The first setting is the Interface setting where you have to choose VPN. The second setting which includes VPN type, under which you have to choose PPTP (Point-to-Point-Tunneling Protocol) and the third one includes the service name under which you have to select VPN (PPTP). After doing this, click on the create button to create a new configuration, which you can name whatever you feel like let say, “MyServer”. Under this MyServer, you have to write the vpn server address and also the account name. Open the User Authentication dialog box, here you have to type the password. Now, the last thing what you have to do is that in the Network dialog box, there is an option, which is “Show VPN status in menu bar” where you have to just checkmark the check box beside the option. Now all the settings are done. On the menu bar, you will notice an icon depicting the VPN status associated with a timer. Now connect to VPN by clicking on the icon which makes VPN connection to be established on your Mac Os.