Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion): VPN
Setting up your pptp VPN under Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
Setting up VPN access under Mac OS X 10.7 can be completed by following these step-by-step instructions.
Before setting up the VPN, it is recommended that you update your installation by running Software Update. At the time of this writing the latest
Mac OS X version was 10.7.4.
To Create a VPN Connection:
- Open System Preferences from the Apple Menu and
then click Network.
- If necessary, unlock Network preferences in the
bottom left corner to make changes.
- Click the Add (+) button at the bottom of the
network connection services list and then choose VPN from the Interface pop-up
- From the VPN Type pop-up menu, choose PPTP.
- In the Service Name field, enter a descriptive
name (for example, NAU VPN) and click Create.
- In the Server Address field, enter vpn.nau.edu.
- In the Account Name field, enter your account
- If you are faculty or staff you should type
- If you are a student you should type
- Click Apply.
- Select the VPN connection from the list on the
left, and click Advanced.
- Place a check in the checkbox next to "Send
all traffic over VPN connection," then click OK.
- Click on the "Gear" icon next to the +
and - icons underneath the list of Network connections in the left column/pane.
- Select "Set Service Order..."
- Select the VPN connection from the list ('NAU
VPN' in the example), hold down the mouse button, and drag it to the top of the
list. Click OK.
- Click "Apply" in the Network
- Leaving the VPN at the top of the service order
list should not affect your other network connection.
To Connect to the VPN:
- Open System Preferences from the Apple Menu and then click
- Select the 'NAU VPN' connection you created in step #4 in
the previous section.
- Click the 'Connect' button.
NAU's VPN service allows users to securely connect to the Northern Arizona University network.