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


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.

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

On the service's page, click on the button Download VPN Credentials, and select L2TP/IPSec.

These are your VPN Credentials.

Configure L2TP/IPSec in macOS

Click the Apple icon and select System Preferences.

Select Network.

In the window that opens, click on + button as shown here.

Now, enter the details as shown and click Create.

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

Inside the dialog box that opens,

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

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

Now, click Advnaced button.

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

Click Apply.

2. Connect to VPN

If you are 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 setup multiple Business Accounts with Multiple IP Addesses 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!