I decide to share with you again the manual connections of VPN. If no VPN configuration profile is available but you know the individual VPN parameters that must be entered, you may connect to a VPN using a Mac OS X Lion system by following these steps:
· Open System Preferences.
· Click Network.
· Click the + icon.
· Select VPN from the Interface drop-down menu.
· Specify the VPN Type (available options are L2TP over IPSec, PPTP or Cisco IPSec).
· Specify the Service Name you wish to provide the new VPN connection.
· Click Create.
· Highlight the new VPN connection within the Network pane’s left window.
· Enter the server address within the Server Address window.
· Specify an Account Name.
· Click the Authentication Settings button.
· Specify the password within the User Authentication section, enter the VPN’s Shared Secret and click OK.
· Check the box for Show VPN status in menu bar if you wish to have the VPN connection status display within the Mac’s menu bar.
· Click Apply.
· Click the Connect button to connect to the VPN.
· Enter a valid username and password for connecting to the VPN network and click OK.
However, VPNs require that outside traffic be properly routed through hardware-based firewalls. Administrators must ensure that all required ports are opened and routed to the appropriate server; the process is different on each firewall.
Consult firewall documentation to ensure required ports are properly opened and forwarded. Hope it works for you?
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