Monday, August 4, 2008

Connect to a Windows Server VPN from Leopard

Well I had some trouble connecting to a Windows Server VPN with Leopard, and found a very simple solution. I don't know if this will work in all cases, but here goes anyway..

Goto System Preferences -> Network. Then click on the little "+" sign at the bottom left saying Create a new service when you hover the mouse over it. Choose VPN for Interface, and PPTP for VPN Type. Add a New Configuration, type in your Server Address, Account Name (This is your VPN username), and under Authentication Settings your password.

When I did all of this I could connect, but couldn't access anything on the network. The fix was to go to "Advanced" and check the Send all traffic over VPN connection option.



After doing all this you should be able to connect and access the network.

3 comments:

David Madden said...

I cannot thank you enough. I have been unable to get VPN working on my mac for ages and have read quite a few web pages with complex descriptions of faults and all I needed to do was tick that box.

Thanks again.

alex smith said...

It is quite frustrating that you found a lot of information was blocked by the censorship for no reason. vpn is a must have for us. We strongly recommend everyone to get it, if you need the truth of what's happening around the world.

sap project said...

This is incredibble work. In this post you will learn how to connect to a Window server VPN from Mac. All the necessary steps are given here which needs to e followed. I was not able to connect but after following these steps its working fine.