Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks): VPN

You can configure the VPN settings in Mac OS 10.9 by following these step-by-step instructions.


Step 1

OSX 10.9 Menu Bar Apple
Figure: OSX 10.9 Menu Bar Apple

Click the "Apple" icon on the far left-hand side of the menu bar at the top of the screen.


Step 2

Select System Preferences
Figure: Select System Preferences

In the menu that appears, click "System Preferences."


Step 3

System Preferences: Network
Figure: System Preferences: Network

Under "Internet & Wireless," click "Network."


Step 4

Add Network
Figure: Add Network

In the "Network" window, click the plus (+) sign at the bottom of the left-hand sidebar to add a network.


Step 5

Interface Dropdown
Figure: Interface Dropdown

In the window that appears, click the "Interface" drop down menu.


Step 6

Select VPN
Figure: Select VPN

Click "VPN" in the drop down menu.


Step 7

VPN Type Dropdown
Figure: VPN Type Dropdown

Click the "VPN Type" drop down menu.


Step 8

Network VPN Type and Services
Figure: Network VPN Type and Services

1. In the drop down menu, click "PPTP" as the VPN type.

2. In the "Service Name" field, type "NAU VPN" without quotes. 

3. When you are finished, click "Create."


Step 9

Mac VPN Authentication Settings

1. In the "Network" window, click "NAU VPN" in the left sidebar.

2. In the "Account Name" field, type "abc123" without quotes where "abc123" is your NAU User ID.
3. Once this information is entered, click "Authentication Settings."


Step 10

Enter Password
Figure: Enter Password

In the window that appears, click the "Password" option in the list and type your NAU password into the field.  When you are finished, click "OK" or press the Enter/Return key.


Step 11

Mac VPN Advanced Settings
Click "Advanced" in the bottom-right hand corner of the "Network" window.

Step 12

Mac OS X VPN Send Traffic
Check the box labeled "Send all traffic over VPN connection" and click "OK".

Step 13

Mac VPN Apply Settings

Click "Apply."


Step 14

Mac VPN Connect
Click "Connect" to connect to the NAU VPN.

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NAU's VPN service allows users to securely connect to the Northern Arizona University network. 

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