Configuring New VPN L2TP/IPSec Connections in Mac OS X

Configure a new VPN L2TP/IPSec connection with the Mac OSX native client

1- Open the "Systems Preferences" menu, and click on "Network".



2- Add a new connection by clicking on the addition sign in the lower left corner.



3- Select the following parameters:

- Interface Category : VPN

- VPN Type : L2TP via IPSec

- Give a name to your new connection


4- During this step you will need:

- The public IP address of your Cisco ASA firewall and the username that were given to you by your firewall/VPN administrator.


5- Enter the password and the shared key ("Pre-shared key") your firewall/VPN administrator.

Click on OK, then on "Apply".

You should now be able to access your internal servers from your machine.


If you experience problems with your VPN connection:

a- Make sure your computer is connected to the internet

b- Make sure that you followed the connection instructions (described above), double-check as required.

c- Make sure that the connection credentials you are using are valid and are those that your firewall/VPN administrator gave you (firewall IP address, username, password, shared key) 

If the problem persists, contact your firewall/VPN administrator.


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