ETHZ VPN with Mac OS X 10.x
The following instructions describe how to set up the VPN with OSX's built-in VPN capabilities.
Note: The Screenshots in this Document were created with Snow Leopard, but apply to newer versions of OSX as well.
Note for Snow Leopard: A bug was discovered in 10.6 and 10.6.1 which forces the user to enter his credentials each time when trying to connect the VPN, even if the password was saved. If you suffer from this misbehaviour, see the following page to correct it: OSX VPN Credentials Bug Correction.
Open System Preferences.
Click on 'Network'
Click on the small '+' (plus)-Button below the Network Interfaces list (to be found on the lower left side of the window).
Set 'Interface' to 'VPN'
Set 'VPN Type' to 'Cisco IPSec'
Set a name for the service, for example 'ETHZ VPN'
Click on 'Create'
Set 'Server Adress' to 'vpn-cluster.ethz.ch'
Set 'Account Name' to your nethz username.
Set 'Password' to your nethz password
Click on 'Authentication Settings'
The shared secret is available on the following page: ID Tipps: VPN. You must authenticate with your nethz credentials in order to see it. Enter the password without the quotes into the field 'shared secret'. Your input will be hidden.
For 'Group Name', enter ETHZ-spezial (note the dash!)
Click on 'OK' to close the window.
Click on 'Apply'.
For your convenience, activate the checkbox "Show VPN status in menu bar". An additional symbol will appear on the right side of the menu bar at the top of the screen.
By clicking on the symbol mentioned in the previous step, you can connect and disconnect the VPN.