Manual Configuration For MacOS With IPSec

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Your FoxyProxy accounts come with both proxy and VPN service.

These instructions explain how to connect to your VPN accounts using a method called IPSec. This is the preferred means to connect to your VPN account. If this does not work, try connecting using PPTP or OpenVPN.

Step 1 of 7: Open ‘System Preferences’, then click ‘Network’. You can find ‘System Preferences’ by clicking ‘Spotlight Search’ (magnifying glass in the upper-right of your computer) and typing ‘System Preferences’

Open System Preferences then click Network

Step 2 of 7: Press ‘+’ button to create a new service

Press the plus button

Step 3 of 7: Select Interface – VPN, VPN Type – Cisco IPSec. Leave Service Name alone or change it whatever you like — it is not important here. and press the ‘Create’ button.

Create the IPSec VPN interface

Step 4 of 7: Enter Server Address (for example foobar.getfoxyproxy.org), Account Name (username), and Password. Click Show VPN status in menu bar, then press the Authentication Settings button

enter server, username, and password

Step 4 of 7: Enter the Shared Secret foxyproxy. No spaces, no quotations, nothing extra. Then click the OK button.

enter shared secret called foxyproxy

Step 5 of 7: Click the Connect button.

Click connect button

Step 6 of 7: The screen will say Connecting… then Connected. PLEASE NOTE: some versions of MacOS have a bug whereby this text always remains at Connecting… and does not change to Connected. This is OK. You can test that you are connected in steps 7 and 8.

Connecting...

connected!

Step 7 of 7: Are you connected? Click the VPN icon in the system tray. Does it say Disconnect VPN or Connect VPN? If it says disconnect, then you are currently connected. If it says connect, then you are not currently connected.

Am I connected to the VPN?

Step 8 — Extra Step: Check your location by visiting https://getfoxyproxy.org/geoip. You’ll see a page like this:

check location.

To Quickly Disconnect and Connect

disconnect

connect