L2TP/IPSec is a widely used legacy VPN Protocol and it supports most operating systems. It is very easy to set up directly on the OS and doesn’t require any additional software installation.

Requirements

  • Operating System- macOS. For any other OS, go to our setup page.
  • An active Plan/Service on IPBurger.com. Follow this guide to purchase a plan.
  • Unrestricted Internet- If your ISP/Country is known to ban/block VPN Protocols, such as China, Iran, etc, this software/protocol won’t work. Please contact our support.

Leak Prevention

  • Disable IPv6. IPv6 is known to cause leaks, which could end up in completely revealing your identity. Follow Guide: Disable IPv6. You need to do it only once.

Connect to VPN with L2TP/IPSec

1. Get L2TP/IPSec Credentials For Your IP Address

L2TP/IPSec uses L2TP/IPSec protocol. Find your L2TP/IPSec Credentials from your Service Page.

Further steps shows how to get credentials for:

A. Dedicated Proxies
B. VPN

A. Dedicated Proxies

Login to your account and find the IP address/Service you want to use.

My Dedicated IP

 

Click on the Download VPN Credentials button and select L2TP/IPSec.

Download VPN Credentials

 

These are your VPN Credentials.

B. VPN

Access your VPN Service here. Click on the Manage button.

Click on the Download VPN Credentials button and select L2TP/IPSec.

 

Select a location.

 

 

These are your VPN Credentials.

 

2. Configure L2TP/IPSec In MacOS

Click the Apple icon and select the System Preferences from the dropdown menu.

Select Network.

In the pop-up window, click on the +/plus button as below the Ethernet panel.

Enter the details as shown below and click Create.

  • Interface: VPN
  • VPN Type: L2TP over IPSec
  • Service Name: Give a friendly name, like IPBurger

Afterwards, the dialog box will display. Please follow the guide below:

  1. In Configuration select Default. Copy the Server Address and Account Name (Username) from your L2TP/IPSec Credentials.
  2. Tick the Show VPN status in the menu bar checkbox.
  3. Click on the Authentication Settings button.

Under the User Authentication, copy the data from your L2TP/IPSec Credentials to the Password and Shared Secret (PSK) fields and click OK.

Now, click the Advanced button.

Under Session Options, tick all three checkboxes as shown below and click OK.

Click Apply.

3. Connect to VPN

In the Connection Preferences, select IPBurger and click Connect.

You can also connect directly from the macOS menu bar.

Now you are connected to IPBurger VPN.

If you are having issues connecting, please contact our Support, we are happy to help!

Next Steps

Kill Switch

Kill Switch blocks you from exposing your Real IP Address, if the VPN Connection ever drops.

We currently don’t have a kill switch for macOS.

Perform Leak Tests

Please follow: Guide: Perform IP, DNS and WebRTC Leak Tests

Multiple Accounts

You can easily set up multiple Business Accounts with Multiple IP Addresses from IPBurger.

Please follow: Guide: Setup Multiple Business Accounts with macOS

For any queries, feel free to reach out to our Support, we are happy to help!