Setting up VPN on Mac 10.4 Tiger

Mac TigerHere you will find the setup guide for creating a VPN connection on a Mac 10.4, also known as TIGER. Setting up a VPN on a Mac is fairly easy, you just need to follow the steps outlined below. You can connect using PPTP VPN and L2TP IPsec VPN. Sometimes depending on the network you are connecting from, one of the protocols may not connect so you can either have 2 configured connections readily available to tweak the connection settings to switch between PPTP VPN and L2TP IPSEC VPN.

This could be the case if you connect from countries such as Thailand, Kuwait, Belize, China, Oman, Syria, Tunisia, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or even are at some US hotel.

If after creating the VPN connection on your Mac you are unable to browse the internet, appears that you have no internet or appears that you are not routing via the vpn (ip not changing) check the FAQ page..

Mac 10.4 PPTP VPN Configuration

  • 1.Open the "Applications" folder by going to the Finder and choosing"New Finder Window" from the"File" menu and Click on the "Applications" icon on the left as shown in the image, then scroll down to "Internet Connect" icon
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  • 2.Double–click on the “Internet Connect” icon. You will see something similar to this image.
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  • 3.Go to the ‘File’ menu and select “New VPN Connection Window.”
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  • 4.Click on ‘PPTP,’ then click ‘Continue.’.
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  • 5.Click "edit configuration" in order to enter the Connection Information
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  • 6.You will be asked for information regarding the connection

    -- Destination name can be anything. ex. 'VpnAccounts.com PPTP'.
    -- The "server Address" is provided in the welcome email.
    -- For Account name, enter the username provided in the welcome email.
    -- For "user authentication, select "password".
    -- "Enable VPN on demand" should be unchecked
    -- "Encryption" should be set to "Automatic". 
    -- Click "OK". Your configuration is saved, and you're ready to connect!
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  • 7.Please do one more thing before connecting:

    -- Go to network preferences > VPN(PPTP) > Advanced > Session Options.
    -- Put a check next to "Send all traffic over VPN connection"
  • 8.To connect, double click on “Internet Connect,” click on “VPN (PPTP)”. Put a check mark on "show vpn status in menu bar" then click the ‘Connect’ button..

Mac 10.4 L2TP IPSEC VPN Configuration

  • 1.Open the "Applications" folder by going to the Finder and choosing"New Finder Window" from the"File" menu and Click on the "Applications" icon on the left as shown in the image, then scroll down to "Internet Connect" icon
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  • 2.Double–click on the “Internet Connect” icon. You will see something similar to this image
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  • 3.Go to the ‘File’ menu and select “New VPN Connection Window.”
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  • 4.Click on ‘L2TP over IPSec,’ then click ‘Continue.’
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  • 5.The next screen click "edit configuration" to enter the Connection Information
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  • 6.Fill in the fields as shown in the image, so that the VPN Configuration screen looks like this. Press OK when done

    -- Destination name can be anything. ex. 'VpnAccounts.com PPTP'.
    -- The "server Address" is provided in the welcome email.
    -- For Account name, enter the username provided in the welcome email.
    -- For "user authentication, select "password".
    -- "Enable VPN on demand" should be unchecked
    -- In "Machine authentication" select shared secret.
    -- The sharedsecret to enter is found in the welcome email.
    -- Click "OK". Your configuration is saved, and you're ready to connect!
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  • 7.Please do one more thing before connecting:

    -- Go to network preferences > VPN(PPTP) > Advanced > Session Options.
    -- Put a check next to "Send all traffic over VPN connection"
  • 8.To connect, double click on “Internet Connect,” click on “VPN (L2TP)”. Put a check mark on "show vpn status in menu bar" then click the ‘Connect’ button