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Question: moving vpn from pc to Mac

Hello there, newer Mac user here and not so IT savvy. I am trying to get the VPN’s configured for a couple properties I manage for telecom devices. I love my MacBook Pro but it seemed much easier connecting to these with a windows OS. I am having some issue setting up on the mac. Everything I am seeing it says I need a password, but I never remember using a password with these VPN’s, only the info on the IP address, subnet, gateway, dns..


On the mac it is asking for account name, password, shared secret, etc.. any ideas?

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Right now I have no way to access these devices behind VPN. Is this possible on the system preferences, or will I need an app to somehow access? Thanks for any help you can provide.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

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Mar 16, 2018 9:11 AM in response to vorian14 In response to vorian14

if you are using a private VPN through a company, either private or otherwise you may need a user/pass which is provided by that host, or the VPN administrator.

if this is a public VPN you may need to get that from the provider as well.

Configuring a VPN client is not the same a vpn proxy server site, in many cases you need to authenticate and that information needs to come from the provider of that service.

Mar 16, 2018 9:11 AM

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