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PPTP Configuration for Macintosh OS X

Note: You will no longer be able to connect via PPTP VPN in Mac OS. All Mac OS users should install the Cisco VPN Client. Please see the following bulletin for further information:

http://www.bol.ucla.edu/alert/20081219.html

Please select your version of Mac OS X:

If this is your first time setting up your PPTP connection and you are experiencing problems authenticating, you may need to first change your UCLA Logon ID password at https://logon.ucla.edu.

Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)

  1. Go into your Macintosh hardrive and then Applications Folder. Double-click on Internet Connect.
  2. Click on the File menu and select New VPN Connection.
  3. In the next window, select PPTP and click OK.

    tiger_pptp01.png

  4. In the next window, click on the Configuration section and select Edit Configurations fron the drop down menu.
  5. In the next window enter the following information:
    • For Server address, type in pptp.vpn.ucla.edu
    • For Account Name, type in your UCLA Logon ID.
    • For Password, type in your UCLA Logon ID password. (optional if you don't want to save your password in the Mac OS X keychain)

    tiger_pptp03.png

    Click OK.
  6. You have successfully setup your PPTP VPN connection.

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

  1. Click on the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Network.

  2. Click on the '+' button to add a new Network Connection.
  3. In the next window, select/input the following:
    • For Interface, select VPN
    • For VPN Type, select PPTP
    • For Service Name, type in UCLA VPN

    leopard_pptp01.png

  4. In the next window enter the following information:
    • For Server address, type in pptp.vpn.ucla.edu
    • For Account Name, type in your UCLA Logon ID.

    leopard_pptp02.png

    Do not change any of the other options. Click Apply.
  5. Click the Advanced button and under the Options tab make sure to check Send all traffic over VPN. Hit OK.

    leopard_pptp03.png

  6. (Optional) If you would like to have Mac OS save your key chain password click the Authentication Settings button and enter your UCLA Logon ID password in the password field.

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  7. You have successfully setup your PPTP VPN connection in Mac OS X Leopard.

Older versions of Mac OS X

  1. Go into your Macintosh hardrive, then into Applications Folder, and double-click on Internet Connect.
  2. Go up to File menu and click New VPN Connection Window.

    Start

  3. In the VPN Connection window:
    • For Server address, type in pptp.vpn.ucla.edu
    • For User name, type in your UCLA Logon ID.
    • For Password, type in your UCLA Logon ID password. Then click Connect to connect to the vpn server.

    Connect