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VPN Connection - Mac

You can access the OC network from off campus by creating a VPN connection. This page provides instructions for creating a VPN connection to OC in Mac OS.

If you already have a VPN to OC connection set up but need instructions on how to use it, visit our instructions for using VPN in Mac.

Open Network Preferences

Open Network Preferences
  1. Click on the AirPort utility at the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Open Network Preferences

Add a New Connection

Add a New Connection
  1. If the lock on the bottom-left is closed, click on it and then enter your username and password.
  2. Just above the lock, click the plus button to add a connection.

Select the Interface

Select the Interface
  1. Select VPN as the Interface
  2. Select L2TP over IPSec as the VPN Type
  3. Name the Service (we recommend VPN to OC)
  4. Click Create

Configure Connection

Configure Connection
  1. Enter vpn.oc.edu for the Server Address
  2. Enter your OC username in the username space.
  3. Click Authentication Settings

 

Configure Authentication

Configure Authentication
  1. Select Shared Secret and enter Eagles as the password
  2. Click OK

Choose Options

Choose Options
  1. Check the top three boxes within the Options tab.
  2. Click OK

Complete Setup

Complete Setup
  1. Click Apply to save the Settings
  2. Click Connect if you'd like to connect now

Success!

You have successfully connected to OC using VPN access.

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    Conner Williams

    This was extremely helpful. Well done!

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