Frequently Asked Questions

#OSX Sharing the VPN connection on Mac OS X

If you want to use the blackVPN connection on devices that don't support VPNs - such as your Apple TV, Smart TV, Xbox or Playstation - then you can use the built in internet connection sharing in Mac OS X. You can also buy a VPN router for an always-on VPN that you can connect via WiFi or Ethernet.

NOTE: Only L2TP/IPSec and PPTP connections can be shared using this method.

  1. First setup the L2TP/IPSec VPN connection using the setup guide for Mac OS X
  2. Go to System Preferences and select Sharing
  3. Select Internet Sharing
  4. Choose the VPN location to share from the drop down list
  5. Choose which interface to share the VPN to
  6. Select the tick box on the enable the sharing
  7. When the sharing is active the icon will become green and the status will change to: On
  8. Plug in your device to the Ethernet port of your Mac and it should be connected to the VPN.

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