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Maseeh College PPTP VPN from Mac OS X 10.5 Print
Written by johnj   
Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Do not use this VPN service. It will be decommissioned on June 22, 2017.

For MCECS VPN services, please use our OpenVPN

NOTE: PPTP is not recommended. Please attempt to use OpenVPN before resorting to PPTP. Instructions can be found here.



Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra)

Beginning with OS X Sierra, PPTP VPN is no longer supported. Please see our guide for installing OpenVPN here.

Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) to OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

  1. Click on the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Network.
  2. Click on the '+' button to add a new Network Connection.
  3. In the next window, select/input the following:
    • For Interface, select VPN
    • For VPN Type, select PPTP
    • For Service Name, type in CECS VPN


  4. In the next window enter the following information:
    • For Server address, type in
    • For Account Name, type in your MCECS Windows Logon ID.


    Do not change any of the other options. Click Apply.
  5. Click the Advanced button and under the Options tab make sure to check Send all traffic over VPN. Hit OK.


  6. (Optional) If you would like to have Mac OS save your key chain password click the Authentication Settings button and enter your MCECS Logon ID password in the password field.


  7. You have successfully setup your PPTP VPN connection in Mac OS X Leopard.
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