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Mac OS X Mountain Lion L2TP/IPSec Manual Setup Instructions

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These instructions are written for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). See the Mac OS X 10.5-10.7 (Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion) L2TP/IPsec Instructions.

To install the certificate:

Installation of the Giganews Certificate requires administrative privileges on your computer.

  1. First, download the certificate, giganews-client.p12
  2. Navigate to the Utilities folder inside the Applications folder
  3. Open the application, Keychain Access
  4. In the 'Keychains' section on the left, click System
  5. From the File menu, select Import Items
  6. Select the giganews-client.p12 certificate (this will typically be found in your Downloads folder.)
  7. Enter your computer's administrator username and password
  8. For the certificate password, type giganews (This is case-sensitive and has no space)
  9. Click the category labeled Certificates found on the left
  10. Click the triangle to the left of the certificate, giganews-client
  11. Double click on the private key that appears beneath the certificate
  12. Click the Access Control button at the top of the pop-up window
  13. Click Allow all applications to access this item
  14. Click Save Changes
  15. Enter your computer admin password if prompted
  16. Confirm the privateKey access to change permissions. Click Allow
  17. Again, locate the certificate labeled giganews-client. Double click the certificate.
  18. Click the triangle to the left of Trust in the pop-up window
  19. Select Always Trust in the drop down menu labeled When using this certificate
  20. Close the pop-up window
  21. Enter your computer's administrator username and password if prompted
  22. Locate the certificate labeled GoldenFrog-Inc CA. Double click the certificate.
  23. Click the triangle to the left of Trust in the pop-up window
  24. Select Always Trust in the drop down menu labeled When using this certificate
  25. Close the pop-up window
  26. Enter your computer's administrator username and password if prompted
  27. Quit the Keychain Access application

To Configure the L2TP/IPSec Connection:

  1. Go to System Preferences. Under Internet & Wireless, click Network.
  2. Click + (the plus icon) in the lower left
  3. Select VPN for the interface, L2TP over IPSec for the VPN Type, and type a descriptive name for the Service Name
  4. Click Create
  5. Select the newly created VPN connection
  6. Type one of the following names in the Server Address field:
    VyprVPN Server Hostname
    Los Angeles, CA us1.vpn.giganews.com
    Washington, DC us2.vpn.giganews.com
    Austin, TX us3.vpn.giganews.com
    Miami, FL us4.vpn.giganews.com
    New York City, NY us5.vpn.giganews.com
    Chicago, IL us6.vpn.giganews.com
    San Francisco, CA us7.vpn.giganews.com
    Seattle, WA us8.vpn.giganews.com
    Toronto ca1.vpn.giganews.com
    Amsterdam eu1.vpn.giganews.com
    Stockholm se1.vpn.giganews.com
    Hong Kong hk1.vpn.giganews.com
    London uk1.vpn.giganews.com
    Paris fr1.vpn.giganews.com
    Frankfurt de1.vpn.giganews.com
    Copenhagen dk1.vpn.giganews.com
    Zurich ch1.vpn.giganews.com
    Moscow ru1.vpn.giganews.com
    Luxembourg lu1.vpn.giganews.com
    Bucharest ro1.vpn.giganews.com
    Singapore sg1.vpn.giganews.com
    Dublin ie1.vpn.giganews.com
    Kuala Lumpur my1.vpn.giganews.com
    Rome it1.vpn.giganews.com
    Madrid es1.vpn.giganews.com
    Tokyo jp1.vpn.giganews.com
    Seoul kr1.vpn.giganews.com
    Oslo no1.vpn.giganews.com
    Istanbul tr1.vpn.giganews.com
    Helsinki fi1.vpn.giganews.com
    Warsaw pl1.vpn.giganews.com
    Lisbon pt1.vpn.giganews.com
    Prague cz1.vpn.giganews.com
    Vienna at1.vpn.giganews.com
    Brussels be1.vpn.giganews.com
    Vilnius lt1.vpn.giganews.com
    Sydney au1.vpn.giganews.com
    Melbourne au2.vpn.giganews.com
    Perth au3.vpn.giganews.com
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    Auckland nz1.vpn.giganews.com
    Hanoi vn1.vpn.giganews.com
    Bangkok th1.vpn.giganews.com
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    Manila ph1.vpn.giganews.com
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    Mexico City mx1.vpn.giganews.com
    Buenos Aires ar1.vpn.giganews.com
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    San José cr1.vpn.giganews.com
    Panama City pa1.vpn.giganews.com
    Taipei tw1.vpn.giganews.com
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    Doha qa1.vpn.giganews.com
    Riyadh sa1.vpn.giganews.com
    Mumbai in1.vpn.giganews.com
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    Tel Aviv il1.vpn.giganews.com
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  7. Type your Giganews Username in the Account Name field
  8. Click Authentication Settings
  9. Enter your Giganews Password in the Password field
  10. Under Machine Authentication, click the radio button for Certificate. Click the Select button. Choose the giganews-client certificate and click Continue.
  11. Click Advanced, check Send all traffic over VPN connection, then click OK
  12. Click Apply

To Connect:

  1. Click the VPN icon in the menu bar
  2. Click Connect to your new VPN connection

To Disconnect:

  1. Click the VPN icon in the menu bar
  2. Click Disconnect from your new VPN connection

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