How to set up VPNPower for Mac OS X

This tutorial guide will walk you through the steps to manually set up a VPNPower VPN for Mac OS X.


Find your VPNPower account credentials

In order to use VPNPower with Mac OS X you will need to set up a new VPN connection. To set up a VPN connection, you will need a server address and your user name and password. This section of the tutorial will show you how to find all of this information.

Open the Welcome Email you received when you signed up for VPNPower.

Need help?  Contact the VPNPower support team for assistance.


Add a new VPN connection

To add a new VPN connection, click Settings and then click Network.

Next, click the ‘+’ in the lower-left, then fill in the following:

  • Interface: VPN
  • VPN Type: L2TP over IPSEC
  • Service Name: <VPN City Name> VPNPower L2TP

The VPN settings are straightforward to fill in.

  • Server Address: choose the VPN server to connect to from the following list:

    australia-sydney.vpnpower.net
    france-paris.vpnpower.net
    germany-frankfurt.vpnpower.net
    japan-tokyo.vpnpower.net
    netherlands-amsterdam.vpnpower.net
    singapore-singapore.vpnpower.net
    uk-london.vpnpower.net
    usa-chicago.vpnpower.net
    usa-losangeles.vpnpower.net
    usa-newyork.vpnpower.net

  • Account Name: put the username (your email address) from your Welcome Email
  • Show VPN status in menu bar: Checked
  • Click Advanced… and check Send all traffic over VPN connection
  • Click Authentication Settings

Next, put the password from your Welcome Email.

  • Password: put the password from your Welcome Email
  • Shared Secret: Fill in vpnpower (all lowercase).
  • Click OK to go back to the VPN config screen

Click Apply in the lower-right, then in the pop-up confirmation window click Apply.

Need help?  Contact the VPNPower support team for assistance.


Connect to a VPN server

Before you connect you can go to http://www.whatismyip.com to check your current IP.

Now Connect on the VPN.  In a few moments it will say Connected.

You can see the VPN status on the top menu bar by clicking the VPN icon:

You can go to http://www.whatismyip.com to see that your IP has changed to the country you connected to.

Need help?  Contact the VPNPower support team for assistance.


Disconnect from a VPN server

To disconnect from the VPN server click the VPN icon on the menu bar and select Disconnect:

Need help?  Contact the VPNPower support team for assistance.