This guide is for setting up a PPTP VPN connection on OS X Yosemite (10.10) and below. Unfortunately, PPTP VPN is no longer supported on macOS Sierra (10.11) onwards, however you can still connect to our service by selecting the IKEv2 protocol instead following the instructions here: Apple macOS IKEv2 VPN Setup.

Make sure your Mac is connected to the internet and that you are able to browse the web. These instructions were written for Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) but the steps should be the same for all versions of macOS.

While we recommend using our SSL Tunnelblick application as the first option to connect to our service on your Mac, there might be some cases where this might not work well on your network. In this case, you can try this alternative PPTP VPN connection, which is much easier to setup compared to the other protocols.

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Make sure your system is connected to the internet

 

Make sure your system is connected to the internet and that you are able to browse the web. To check your location, please go to our IP Info page, or alternatively go to our homepage and scroll down to this section:

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


Getting Started

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


Choose VPN Type

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

For the service name, you can enter anything you like, however, we suggest you keep it simple and choose MPN GBR for the U.K service or something similar for whichever country you are connecting to. Alternatively, you can simply call it My Private Network.

 
Apple OSX choose VPN type
 
Once you’re done, click on Create, and Apply.


PPTP Connection Configuration

 
You will now have to enter the server address. If you are connecting to our United Kingdom servers, enter gbr.mypn.co, 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 fre.mypn.co and your connection will be rotated between different countries we have in our Free VPN cluster.
 
For the Account Name, enter your My Private Network Username that you registered with:
 
Apple OSX enter PPTP VPN details
 
Note: Make sure the Show VPN status is menu bar is checked


VPN Authentication Settings

 
Click on Authentication Settings and enter your My Private Network Password in the Password field, click OK.
 
Apple OSX PPTP VPN authentication settings
 
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 PPTP VPN advanced settings


Enabling VPN Connection

 
Click on the VPN icon in the status bar and click Connect My Private Network (this assumes you called the connection My Private Network).
 
Apple OSX PPTP connect to 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 PPTP VPN connected


You are now connected

 

If you now check your IP address again from the IP Info page, your location should show that you are now in the U.K (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!

 
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