Setting up a VPN from home using Mac OSX

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Step 1: Open System Preferences, click Network. Click the + button to create a new service.

Step 2: Select VPN as the interface type and choose L2TP over IPSec  from the drop down menu. Click Create.

Step 3: Type in vpn.dawson.edu in the Server Address. Enter your account name (same username you use to logon to your work computer). Click Authentication Settings.

Step 4: Type your password in (same password you use to logon to your work computer). Select Shared Secret and type dccvpn12. Click OK to go back to the main VPN settings page, then click Adcanced.

Step 5: Under the Options tab, make sure to check Send all traffic over VPN connection. Click OK.   

Step 6: First click Apply to save your changes, then click Connect. To disconnect click the same button.

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