Setting up our L2TP VPN service on your Mac should take less than 5 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.

L2TP is supported on all versions of OS X and remember, you need an existing internet connection to connect to My Private Network VPN.

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Make sure your system is connected to the internet


To check your location, please go to our IP Info page, or alternatively go to our homepage and scroll down to this section:

check your current IP Address

This shows the IP Address and country that you are currently connecting from, in this example, the user is connecting from Singapore.

Add a Network


Open System Preferences and click on Network, click on the plus (+) button in the bottom left hand corner. Apple OSX add a L2TP VPN network

Choose VPN Network


You will be prompted to select the Interface and Service Name. Select VPN for the Interface and then L2TP for the VPN Type.

For the destination name, you can enter anything you like, however, we suggest you keep it simple and choose MPN GBR for the GBR service or something similar for whichever country you are connecting to.

When you’ve finished it should look like this:

Apple OSX choose VPN type

Creating the VPN connection


Click on Create, the Interface will be created and you will have to enter the rest of the details. Next you have to enter the server address.

You will now have to enter the server address. If you are connecting to our USA service, enter , for all other countries, please refer to our FAQ below:

Which Countries Can I Connect To?

Note: If you wish to use our Free service, the servername that you need to use is and your connection will be rotated between different countries we have in our Free VPN cluster.


For the Account Name, enter the username that you registered with: Apple OSX enter L2TP VPN details

Note: Make sure the Show VPN status is menu bar is checked.

VPN Settings

Click on Authentication Settings and enter your password in the Password field. For the Machine Authentication, select Shared Secret and enter the word private and Click OK.
Apple OSX enter L2TP VPN credentials
Click on the Advanced tab and make sure that Send all traffic over VPN connection is checked. Click on OK and click on Apply. You may now close the network window.
Apple OSX L2TP VPN advanced settings

Connecting to the VPN


Click on the VPN icon in the status bar and click Connect MPN GBR (this assumes you called the connection MPN GBR). Apple OSX connect to L2TP VPN


The icon will show that it is connecting and once connected the timer will be displayed to the right of the icon.

Apple OSX L2TP VPN connected

You are now connected


If you now browse our homepage or check your IP address again from the IP Info page, your location should show that you are now in the UK (or which ever country you have connected to).

Note: The server IP address and country name will vary depending on the server or country you are connected to.

Any problems?


Unfortunately it doesn’t always go to plan!

If you have any problems or can’t get connected, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible and try to help.