Setting up our IKEv2 VPN service on your Mac should take less than 5 minutes with these step-by-step instructions.

IKEv2 is supported on macOS / OS X version 10.11 and newer. 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.

Initial VPN Setup


Open System Preferences and click on Network.

Click on the plus (+) button at the bottom left hand corner and you will be prompted to select the Interface and to enter a Service Name.

Select VPN for the Interface and then IKEv2 for the VPN Type. For the service name, you can enter anything you like, however, we suggest you keep it simple and choose MPN USA  for the USA service or something similar for whichever country you are connecting to.

Once you’re done, click on Create.


Creating the VPN connection


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 Remote ID, enter the server address again and ensure the Show VPN status in menu bar is checked.

Next, click on Authentication Settings.

VPN Authentication settings


Enter your My Private Network VPN username and password in the field below and click on OK

Next, click on Apply to complete VPN setup.

Connecting to the VPN


Click on the VPN icon in the status bar and click Connect MPN USA (assuming you called the connection MPN USA).


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

Any Problems?


Unfortunately it doesn’t always go to plan!

If you have any problems or can’t get connected, please email us at We’ll get back to you as soon as possible and try to help.