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PPTP (VPN) for Apple MacOS

Setting up a connection to proxy.sh PPTP tunnels on Mac OS X is relatively simple. All you need to do is to configure the networking client built directly into the operating system.

To start configuring a new network connection on Mac OS X, open the System Preferences from the -Menu. From the Internet & Wireless section, select Network.



Add a new network interface by clicking the +-sign. A new pane opens.



The Interface should be set to VPN, the VPN Type to use is PPTP. The service name of course is Proxy.sh. Click Create.



The new Interface needs to be supplied with a Server Address to connect to, which is the proxy.sh PPTP IP address given in your welcome email or your panel's product details. Also enter your proxy.sh VPN user name in the Account name field. Only allow Maximum (128 bit only) encryption. For later use, check Show VPN status in menu bar. Enter the Authentication Settings.



Here you need to provide your proxy.sh password. Hit OK afterwards and enter the Advanced settings.



In the Options tab, make sure to have Send all traffic over VPN connection checked.



Hit OK and then Apply to save your settings. The PPTP interface is now configured.

To do a test run just click Connect and wait for the interface to come up and authenticate.



After a successful connection, the corresponding link status gets displayed. You can close the System Preferences now.

In case you have checked Show VPN status in menu bar, the connection can easily be controlled as shown below.



To configure the Mac OS X Firewall, open the System Preferences from the -Menu. From the Personal section select Security & Privacy.



If the firewall is turned off, activate it now by clicking Start. Otherwise continue to the next step.



Click the Advanced… button. A new preference panel appears.



Check Block all incoming connections and click OK.



The setting Block all incoming connections will prevent BitTorrent, Skype and other applications from working properly. If you want to allow certain applications to pass the firewall, uncheck this setting and include single applications in the list of allowed applications by adding them through clicking the +-button.

Further check for unwanted services running from the System Preferences' Sharing panel e.g. file sharing or screen sharing.



After having reviewed these settings, you can close the System Preferences.

That's it. Enjoy!

NB: If you encounter difficulties to connect with PPTP, please try to switch to OpenVPN. OpenVPN is more reliable, more secure and more flexible. OpenVPN also allows you to try various ports, including 'discreet' ones such as TCP 443. Below, you will find an aggregate of useful guides and articles that will help you troubleshoot your problems, should you have any.

Guide for setting up Safejumper (OpenVPN) on Apple Mac OS.
I cannot find the .ovpn and .crt files necessary for OpenVPN. Where are they?
No matter how hard I try, I cannot succesfully connect to OpenVPN.
I can't access any website through my browser while connected to VPN.
I am connected to the VPN but my IP is not yet hidden. Help!
I am having some kind of other problem. Where can I find some help?
How can I find the local log files of my VPN client?

If you still cannot connect successfully, please open a support ticket and include either a copy of your logs or a screenshot of your configuration and encountered errors. Logs can usually be found in software menus or settings, as well as their directories of installation (.log or .txt files). If you do not include a log or a screenshot, it will be hard for us to help you resolve the issues you have with connecting to our network.
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