VPN at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science using Mac OS 10.7 "Lion"

"How To" create a VPN connection to the departmental network.
The VPN connection is necessary to connect to the Internet or access departmental IT resources via WLAN. It can also be used cable-based with the "green dot" network ports that can be found in some of the offices and pool rooms here at the department.

Short version HowTo VPN Connection

Protocol Server Account Password
PPTP vpn.mi.fu-berlin.de <username> VPN Password

Creation and configuration via System Settings ... > _Network > '+' (choose VPN Type PPTP!)

How To Create a VPN Connection - Step by Step description

  • Klick the Apple symbol in the upper left corner of the finder. In the drop-down menu, choose System Settings ....


  • Choose Network.


  • Click the + symbol in the lower left corner underneath the column with the interfaces and connections in order to create a new VPN connection.
    • Choose "Anschluss" VPN
    • Choose as "VPN Type" PPTP
    • Enter the following values:


Configuration: VPN MILan (or any name of your choice)
Server address: vpn.mi.fu-berlin.de
Username: username (your FU accountname)
Encryption: Maximum (128 bit only)


  • Click Authentification settings....

Choose the option 'Password' and paste the VPN password you got from https://portal.mi.fu-berlin.de .

  • Choose 'More Options ...'
    • Tab Options :
      • ALERT! Achten Sie darauf, dass das Häkchen bei Gesamten Verkehr über die VPN-Verbindung senden gesetzt ist.


    • Tab TCP/IP :
      • IPv4 configuration: PPP
      • IPv6 configuration: Local-Link
    • Finish and close the window by clicking the 'OK' button


  • Finish the procedure by clicking on the 'Apply' button to the lower right



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