How to create a VPN connection to 15 New Bridge Street for Mac OS X

Here we show you how to set up a VPN connection to 15 New Bridge Street for Apple Mac running OS X. 

17 September 2012 How to...  Apple Macs, Working from home

Here we show you how to set up a VPN connection to 15 New Bridge Street for Apple Mac running OS X. 

Before you begin

Before you start setting up and testing your VPN connection make sure:

  • You have an Internet connection.
  • You know your 15 New Bridge Street username and password.

Note in the screenshots below we are using an organisation called Holden White as an example.

Step 1 - Open Network Settings

To begin, open System Preferences on your Mac and then click the Network icon.

Mac OS X Settings Network

Step 2 - Add a network service

Next we need to add a new network service - click the "+" icon (see below)

Mac OS X Add Network Service

Step 3 - Create the VPN service

Now we need to choose the service type and give it a friendly name.

  1. From the Interfaces list, choose VPN
  2. From the VPN Type list, choose PPTP
  3. Type 15 New Bridge Street as the Service Name.
  4. Click the Create button.

Mac OS X Add VPN Service

Step 4 - Set the VPN configuration

Next we need to configure the VPN service:

  1. For the Service Address, type vpn.15nbs.com.
  2. For the Account Name, type your 15 New Bridge Street username.
  3. Tick the Show VPN status in menu bar option.
  4. Click the Apply button.

Mac OS X VPN Service Settings

And your done.  The VPN connection to 15 New Bridge Street has now been set up and is ready for use.

Starting a VPN connection to 15 New Bridge Street

When you need to connect to 15 New Bridge Street using the VPN connection, click the VPN icon on the menu bar and choose "Connect 15 New Bridge Street".  After a few moments the connection timer should appear to show you the connection is up and running.

Mac OS X VPN Connect

Ending a VPN connection to 15 New Bridge Street

When you have finished using your VPN connection it is always good housekeeping to ensure it is disconnect.  Click the VPN icon on the menu bar and choose "Disconnect 15 New Bridge Street"

Mac OS X VPN Disconnect

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