osx/macos ikev2 ipsec vpn setup

Setting up IKEv2 IPSec

  1. Click on the Apple Icon -> System preferences > Network
  2. Click the plus sign “+” to add a connection
  3. For ‘Interface’, select VPN
  4. For “VPN type” select IKEv2
  5. Enter a Service Name (can be any name you want, this is for your ease of managing vpn profiles)
  6. Select the connection you just created, on the left-hand side, and enter the following details:
    • Server (you can choose any location):

      IPSec Server Location Addresses

      USA IPSec VPN Gateways

      ipsec.ashburn.witopia.net
      ipsec.atlanta.witopia.net
      ipsec.baltimore.witopia.net
      ipsec.boston.witopia.net
      ipsec.chicago.witopia.net
      ipsec.dallas.witopia.net
      ipsec.denver.witopia.net
      ipsec.kansascity.witopia.net
      ipsec.losangeles.witopia.net
      ipsec.lasvegas.witopia.net
      ipsec.miami.witopia.net
      ipsec.newark.witopia.net
      ipsec.newyork.witopia.net
      ipsec.phoenix.witopia.net
      ipsec.portland.witopia.neta
      ipsec.redding.witopia.net
      ipsec.sanfrancisco.witopia.net
      ipsec.seattle.witopia.net
      ipsec.washingtondc.witopia.net

      Canada IPSec VPN Gateways

      ipsec.montreal.witopia.net
      ipsec.toronto.witopia.net
      ipsec.vancouver.witopia.net

      Central/South America IPSec VPN Gateways

      ipsec.mexicocity.witopia.net
      ipsec.saopaulo.witopia.net

      Europe IPSec VPN Gateways

      ipsec.amsterdam.witopia.net
      ipsec.barcelona.witopia.net
      ipsec.berlin.witopia.net
      ipsec.brussels.witopia.net
      ipsec.bucharest.witopia.net
      ipsec.copenhagen.witopia.net
      ipsec.dublin.witopia.net
      ipsec.frankfurt.witopia.net
      ipsec.helsinki.witopia.net
      ipsec.istanbul.witopia.net
      ipsec.kiev.witopia.net
      ipsec.lisbon.witopia.net
      ipsec.london.witopia.net
      ipsec.luxembourg.witopia.net
      ipsec.madrid.witopia.net
      ipsec.manchester.witopia.net
      ipsec.milan.witopia.net
      ipsec.moscow.witopia.net
      ipsec.mumbai.witopia.net
      ipsec.oslo.witopia.net
      ipsec.paris.witopia.net
      ipsec.prague.witopia.net
      ipsec.riga.witopia.net
      ipsec.reykjavik.witopia.net
      ipsec.stockholm.witopia.net
      ipsec.vilnius.witopia.net
      ipsec.warsaw.witopia.net
      ipsec.zurich.witopia.net

      Africa/Middle East IPSec VPN Gateways

      ipsec.jerusalem.witopia.net
      ipsec.johannesburg.witopia.net

      Asia IPSec VPN Gateways

      ipsec.bangkok.witopia.net
      ipsec.hanoi.witopia.net
      ipsec.hongkong.witopia.net
      ipsec.kualalumpur.witopia.net
      ipsec.newdelhi.witopia.net
      ipsec.singapore.witopia.net
      ipsec.seoul.witopia.net
      ipsec.tokyo.witopia.net

      Oceania IPSec VPN Gateways

      ipsec.sydney.witopia.net
      ipsec.auckland.witopia.net
      ipsec.melbourne.witopia.net

    • Remote ID: ipsec.witopia.net
    • Local ID: [Leave this blank]
  7. Click Authentication Settings, and set the following:
    • Authentication type: Username
    • Username: [Your VPN username]
    • There are two potential formats for your vpn username. You must use the one you selected when you activated your service. If you do not remember, you can log in to your account on our website here here and under your active service it says “USERNAME”. This is your VPN username.

      #1: Your email = W\your@email.com
      #2: WiTopia username = username@witopia

      You MUST use a Capital W with a backslash “\” if your vpn username is an email.
      If you have a username ending in “@witopia” then you do *not* use W\ before the username or “.net” after the username/blockquote>

    • Password: [Your VPN password]
    • Click OK
  8. Click Apply

    Be sure the “Show VPN status in menubar” option is checked for easier connect and disconnect

    Your vpn is set up! You can connect and disconnect the VPN as needed./p>

Connecting and Disconnecting IKEv2 IPSec VPN

1. Click on the VPN icon in the menubar and select the VPN profile you want to connect to.

2. The icon will change from full black to a white center when connected.

3.To disconnect click the menubar icon and choose disconnect