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How to set up IKEv2 manual connection on macOS?

Last Updated: October 6, 2021

IKEv2 can help you connect to OysterVPN servers in restricted network countries or on older macOS versions. Your macOS version can be found by going to the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen. Below we have described the entire process into a few simple steps. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s set up IKEv2 on MacOS manually!

Set Up An Ikev2 Manual Connection On MacOS.  

You can set up IKEv2 on El Capitan (10.11) and later versions of Mac OS. Follow this tutorial to find out how to manually setup OysterVPN using IKEv2 (Internet Key Exchange) VPN Protocol on macOS X:

STEP # 1 Select “System Preferences” from the “Apple” logo.

STEP # 2 Select “Network” from the drop-down menu

STEP # 3 To add a VPN connection, click the “+” sign.

STEP # 4 Then choose from the following options:

STEP # 5 VPN as a user interface IKEv2 is a type of VPN.

STEP # 6 OysterVPN IKEv2 is the name of the service (or whatever name you like for your VPN connection)

STEP # 7 Select “Create” from the drop-down menu.

STEP # 8 Select the VPN profile “OysterVPN IKEv2” and fill in the following information:

  •  Address of the server: Your desired IKEv2 server address, in this example us-ny-01.serverintoshell.com in the USA. To see the full list of IKEv2 server addresses, go here.
  • Remote ID: Write serverintoshell.com as your remote-id.

STEP # 9 Now click on “Authentication Settings” from the drop-down menu.

STEP # 10 Click OK after entering your OysterVPN Username and Password.

STEP # 11 Check the box next to “Show VPN status in the menu bar“.

STEP # 12 Lastly, press the “Connect” button after clicking “Apply“.

STEP # 13 Your IKEv2 protocol is used to connect to OysterVPN.