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Mac: Setup virtual WiFi with SaferVPN

Updated on: 2017-06-23 16:10:54 UTC

Introduction

Our VPN for Mac immediately protects your internet privacy and security while giving you full internet freedom and instant access to content streaming.

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To manually set up virtual WiFi on your Mac, follow our step by step guide detailed below:

Configure a new VPN connection

  1. Click on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen, then select System Preferences.



  2. In the System Preferences menu, click the Network icon.



  3. This will open the Network window. Click on the plus (+) sign at the bottom of the left panel to add a new VPN service.
  4. In the pop-up window, select the following options:



    Interface: VPN
    VPN Type: L2TP over IPSec
    Service Name: Choose a name for your VPN connection for ex: - SaferVPN or SaferVPN L2TP etc.
    Then click Create.
  5. You will now be able to see the newly created VPN connection on the Network window, click on it and enter the following details:



    Configuration: Default
    Server Address: Choose the server you wish to connect through, please refer How to find SaferVPN server IP.
    Account Name:
    SaferVPN username
    Check the box next to “Show VPN status in menu bar” to see your SaferVPN connection status in the menu bar.

  6. Now click on the Authentication Settings and enter your SaferVPN Password.



  7. Then enter SaferVPN2013 as the Preshared key and click OK.
  8. Now click on the Advanced button just above the Apply button and check the box next to “Send all traffic over VPN connection” and click OK.



  9. Now click on Apply to save all the settings.


Connect to the SaferVPN server

  1. In the Network window, click on the VPN connection you just created.
  2. Select Connect to start the VPN connection.


Share your L2TP VPN connection

  1. Go back to the System Preferences menu and click Sharing.



  2. Select Internet Sharing and set the following settings:

    Share your connection from: Select the VPN connection you have just created (for ex: - SaferVPN L2TP here).
    To computer using: Select Wi-Fi.



  3. Click on the Wi-Fi options and enter the following details:

    Network Name: Choose any name that fits your choice
    Channel: Leave it as default
    Security: WPA2 Personal
    Password: Set a password of your choice
    Verify: Re-enter your password



    Then click OK.
  4. This will open a prompt asking you to turn on Internet sharing. Click Start.



  5. Once Internet Sharing has been activated, a green light will appear next to the text: “Internet Sharing: On”.

  6. Virtual WiFi with SaferVPN has been successfully completed. 

Need help installing our VPN on another device? Check out our: VPN for Windows, VPN for MAC, VPN for iOS, VPN for Android, VPN Router, and our VPN Chrome Extension.

 

 

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