L2TP VPN for macOS

This documentation is for all macOS versions.

Start System settings


Select Network


In Network select the + symbol in the list of the connections to add a new connection


As connection select VPN and as type L2TP over IPSec. As Service name use StudNet for example


As Server Address use vpn.stw-bonn.de . Your Account Name is the name you received at registration on https://startup.stw-bonn.de


Click on Authentication Settings and enter your Password, which you choose at registration on https://startup.stw-bonn.de.

After this enter the Shared Secret which is: internet and confirm with OK


Click on Advanced Options. There you have to activate Send all traffic over VPN connection and Use verbose logging. Confirm with OK

Then click on Connect.

The setup is finished.