How to setup L2TP on Mac OS X

Last updated on January 24th, 2018 in Setup

This tutorial will show you how to set up L2TP on Mac OS X (and compatible with OS X Yosemite, OS X Mountain Lion and Mavericks). It is very simple to setup L2TP on Mac OS X. Just follow the steps bellow.

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Setup L2TP on Mac OS X

1.  Go to main menu and select System Preferences… (1)

L2TP on Mac OS X

2. Then choose Network

L2TP on Mac OS X

3. Press “+” to add new connection (3).

L2TP on Mac OS X

4. Interface select VPN (2). VPN Type select L2TP over IPSec (5). And give a name to this connection, for example: HideIPVPN L2TP (6). Then press Create (7).

L2TP VPN on Mac OS X

5. In Server Address box introduce the server name you want to connect (8), for example:,,, and so on. Type your VPN username (9) and press on “Authentication Settings…” button (10).

VPN on Mac

6. Type your VPN Password (11) and Shared Secret which is “hideipvpn” (12). Then press OK (13).

VPN on Mac

7. Once done, click on “Advanced…” button (14)

VPN on Mac

8. Check all session options as it shown in the image bellow (15).

VPN on Mac

9. Now you must be able to connect. Select from the list of connection your new HideIPVPN L2TP (16).

VPN on Mac

10. Check you connection status in Network Settings.

VPN on Mac

Now, your L2TP VPN on Mac OS X should be fully functional. If you run into any problems just contact our support team and we will be happy to help. Remember, that using VPN on any device increases your privacy, anonymity and security of your data. It is also a great way to unblock geo-restricted online services.

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