Setting up VPN access under Mac OS X 10.5 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
1. Open System Preferences from the Apple Menu and
then click Network.
2. If necessary, unlock Network preferences in the
bottom left corner to make changes.
3. Click the Add (+) button at the bottom of the
network connection services list and then choose VPN from the Interface pop-up
4. From the VPN Type pop-up menu, choose PPTP.
5. In the Service Name field, enter a descriptive
name (for example, NAU VPN) and click Create.
6. In the Server Address field, enter vpn.nau.edu.
7. In the Account Name field, enter your account
8. If you are faculty or staff you should type 'NAU\<username>'
9. If you are a student you should type 'NAU-STUDENTS\<username>'
10. Click Apply.
11. Select the VPN connection from the list on the
left, and click Advanced.
12. Place a check in the checkbox next to "Send all
traffic over VPN connection," then click OK.
13. Click on the "Gear" icon next to the + and -
icons underneath the list of Network connections in the left column/pane.
14. Select "Set Service Order..."
15. 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.
16. Click "Apply" in the Network Preferences window.
17. 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
- Select the 'NAU VPN' connection you created in step #4 in the previous
- Click the 'Connect' button.