I realized that many articles are still referring to pptp-gui to connect to ADSL services. Also some of thoses articles state that it is impossible to use the VPN function of 10.2 to do so.
Lets correct this.
MacOSX 10.2 has integrated VPN (PPTP) support which makes it possible to connect to ADSL services (and other VPN related services) without using any 3rd party applications. Not only is this good news but it also deals with the shortcoming of pptp-gui which by any means was a great workaround for non-unix-adepts.
How to do ?
Below will be applicable for the KPN MxStream standard setup using an Alcatel Speedtouch Home modem. Since there are not too many specific setting this also can be adapted very easily to other ISPs
- Create a new location.
- In the Network preferences set your TCP/IP settings to
Gateway: 10.0.0.138 (should also work without this)
- Choose the Network Port Configuration and delete the modem device. It will be displayed as disabled.
- Choose the Internet Connect application.
- You will be ask to use VPN. Choose it.
- Fill in login/password as stated with your ISPs account information.
- Fill in the router address ‘10.0.0.138 pc1’
- Click connect.
- Surf ahead!!!
Xa. The Internet Connect will keep the settings for later use.
Xb. If there is no traffic for the timeout period, Internet Connect will disconnect the line automatically.