Setting up TV4Expats access under Mac OS X 10.3 is simple. The following instructions go step–by–step through the creation process.

System Requirements

Before setting up the service, be sure your installation is up–to–date by running Software Update.

Open Internet Connect

First, open the ‘Applications’ folder by going to the Finder and choosing “New Finder Window” from the “File” menu. Click on the ”Applications” icon, then scroll down until you see the “Internet Connect” icon.

Double–click on the “Internet Connect” icon. You should see a window like the one below. Your ‘Network’ and ‘Base Station ID’ will probably be different.

Create a New VPN Connection

Next, go to the ‘File’ menu and select “New VPN Connection Window.”

You should see the following screen. Click ‘L2TP over IPsec,’ then click ‘Continue.’

Set the Connection Information

Click the ‘Other’ popup menu, then select ‘Edit Configurations…’ You should see the VPN Configuration window:

Fill in the fields as follows:

For the ‘Description’ field, type ‘TV4Expats’

Enter one of the supplied server addresses as the ‘Server Address.’ This is the DNS name of the TV4Expats server.

Enter your TV4Expats username.

Enter your TV4Expats password.

In the green box, type ‘ 52003017’ in lower case. This is the IPsec shared secret, and is required to connect via IPsec.

After you’re done, click the ‘OK’ button.

That’s it! You’re done!

When you want to connect

When you want to connect to TV4Expats, double–click on “Internet Connect,” click on “TV4Expats”, then click the ‘Connect’ button.

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By providing you with a set of installers, we help you get started straight away. In a matter of minutes you can be watching you favourite programme or sporting event.

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To use our service you need the following:

  1. -A computer with a modern operating system installed

  2. -An internet connection with at least 500 kbps download speed (test here).