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 PadNet for example


As Server Address use login.padnet.de .

Your Account Name is the user name you received by e-mail after registration on https://startup.padnet.de


Click on Authentication Settings and enter your Password, which you set on account registration on https://startup.padnet.de.

After this enter the Shared Secret which is: internet.

Confirm with OK


Click on Advanced Options and activate Send all traffic over VPN connection and Use verbose logging.

Confirm with OK


Then click on Connect.

The setup is finished.