Oct 31

How do I configure my Mac OS X computer to connect to a L2TP over IPsec Tunnel on my DFL Series Firewall?

Step 1: Please open the Internet Connect Utility, it can be found at Applications->Internet Connect.

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Step 2: Please choose VPN (L2TP) then choose Configuration->Edit Configurations..

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Step 3: Fill in Authentication details, Click OK when finished.

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Click Connect, you should now be connected to your VPN.

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May 25

1.DIR-855 Media Router PPTP Setup

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Choose PPTP (Point-to-Point-Tunneling Protocol ) if your ISP uses a PPTP connection. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. This option is typically used for DSL services.

Address Mode:Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS server addresses. In most cases, select Dynamic.

PPTP IP Address:Enter the IP address (Static PPTP only).

PPTP Subnet Mask:Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static PPTP only).

PPTP Gateway:Enter the Gateway IP Address provided by your ISP.

PPTP Server IP:Enter the Server IP provided by your ISP (optional).

Username:Enter your PPTP username.

Password:Enter your PPTP password and then retype the password in the next box.

Reconnect Mode:Select either Always-on, On-Demand, or Manual.

Maximum Idle Time:Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. To disable this feature, enable Auto-reconnect.

DNS Servers:The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider.)

MTU:Maximum Transmission Unit – you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1400 is the default MTU.

MAC Address:The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. You can use the Clone Your PC’s MAC Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card.

2.DIR-855 Media Router L2TP Setup

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Choose L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) if your ISP uses a L2TP connection. Your ISP will provide you with a username and password. This option is typically used for DSL services.

Address Mode:Select Static if your ISP assigned you the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS server addresses. In most cases, select Dynamic.

L2TP IP Address:Enter the L2TP IP address supplied by your ISP (Static only).

L2TP Subnet Mask:Enter the Subnet Mask supplied by your ISP (Static only).

L2TP Gateway:Enter the Gateway IP Address provided by your ISP.

L2TP Server IP:Enter the Server IP provided by your ISP (optional).

Username:Enter your L2TP username.

Password:Enter your L2TP password and then retype the password in the next box.

Reconnect Mode:Select either Always-on, On-Demand, or Manual.

Maximum Idle Time:Enter a maximum idle time during which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. To disable this feature, enable Auto-reconnect.

DNS Servers:Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS Server Addresses (Static L2TP only).

MTU:Maximum Transmission Unit – you may need to change the MTU for optimal performance with your specific ISP. 1400 is the default MTU.

Clone MAC Address:The default MAC Address is set to the Internet port’s physical interface MAC address on the Broadband Router. It is not recommended that you change the default MAC address unless required by your ISP. You can use the Clone Your PC’s MAC Address button to replace the Internet port’s MAC address with the MAC address of your Ethernet card.

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