VPN Software Installation for Mac OSX (Revised October 2015)

Either download the pdf instructions or follow the steps bellow:

  1. From the Apple menu choose System Preferences
  2. Click on Network in the System Preferences window
  3. A new windows opens (Networks) click on the (+) button at bottom left corner
  4. In the pop-up window appeared perform the following actions:
    • Next to interface select VPN
    • next to VPN Type select PPTP and
    • Next to Service Name type IHU VPN and
    Finally click Create.
  5. Make sure that IHU VPN is selected from the list of networks and change the following:
    • Next to Configuration select Default,
    • Next to Server Address type vpn1.ihu.edu.gr,
    • Next to Account Name type your institutional account username,
      for example g.papadopoulou.
  6. You can also check the Show VPN status in menu bar option to easily connect and disconnect to IHU VPN from the top menu bar of your Mac screen
  7. Next, click on Authentication Settings button and in the Password field of the pop-up window, type your institutional account password and then click OK.
  8. Click on the Advanced button on the main Network window to continue
    • In the Option tab check Send all traffic over VPN connection box and click OK
    • click Apply and
    Finally click Connect to connect to IHU VPN.

ITC Support - Last update: 21/10/2009