How to Install VPN on MacBook

If your company is using the benefit of a VPN it is possible to connect your Mac to it by setting up an internet connection through the System Preferences window. The exact steps vary based on the type of VPN you use, but they typically involve the import of a security certificate for your VPN (information about how to do this is available on your VPN’s website).

If you don’t have access an enterprise-grade VPN service you can set up an L2TP connection by using the built-in VPN settings on your Apple computer. To do this start by opening the System Preferences tab and select Network. Select the + icon to add a VPN connection. To set up the connection, you’ll need know your server’s address, account username, password, and shared secret.

Once you have all the information you need, you’re ready to browse the Internet with your Mac’s VPN. Your internet searches will pass through the VPN and make it impossible for anyone else to monitor your online activities. This will also guard against the internet service provider selling your personal data. Net neutrality is at risk, and without it, ISPs could sell your browsing history or even your physical location.

Installing a VPN on a MacBook can also be used to unlock content that is not available in your region. Many entertainment websites block content that is restricted based on the region in which you reside however a VPN will allow you to get over this. To accomplish this, you will have to sign up with a premium VPN service like Surfshark and then download the software for your Mac.