This article demonstrates how to set up Vigor Router as a VPN server for L2TP over IPsec VPN and how to start the VPN from macOS.
1. Make sure the router is connected to the Internet. Keep in mind the router's WAN IP or domain name.
2. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> Remote Access Control Setup to make sure "Enable IPsec VPN Service" and "Enable L2TP VPN Service" are checked.
3. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> IPsec General Setup, enter and confirm the Pre-Shared Key, then click OK.
4. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> Remote Dial-in User, click on an index available to create a new account:
5. If the VPN user is online, you will see VPN connection status at VPN and Remote Access >> Connection Management.
1. Go to User Management >> User Profile, add a profile as follows:
2. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> Remote Access Control,
3. Go to VPN and Remote Access >> IPsec General Setup, enter a Preshared Key then click Apply.
4. If the VPN user is online, you will see VPN connection status at VPN and Remote Access >> Connection Management.
1. Go to System Preferences >> Network.
2. Click + to add a new network and edit the profile as follows:
3. Enter Server Address as the WAN IP of the router and Account Name as the username in the router's user profile. Then, click Authentication Settings.
4. Select "Password" for User Authentication and enter the password in the user profile. For Machine Authentication, select "Shared Secret" and enter the pre-shared key set in the router's IPsec General Setup.
5. Click Apply, then Connect. And wait for the connection to establish.
6. When seeing this status, you are connecting to the VPN server successfully.
We can use Terminal to verify the connection by ping the local IP on the remote network.
Published On: Jun 29, 2016
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