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Application to toggle VPN on and Off in menu

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I'm looking for an application that would allow me to toggle my VPN connection on and off and that would sit in the menu bar. Does anyone know any like that for OS X ? Also it might be noteworthy that my VPN is L2TP over IPSec.

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This should be do-able through System Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts. When you created the VPN in the Network preferences, there was a small check box in the new connection entitled, "Show VPN status in menu bar." Check this, then create a new Keyboard Shortcut of your choosing using the _exact_ text offered in the new VPN menu bar item to connect. I don't have a VPN network set up, but if it says "Connect to VPN (L2TP)" in the VPN menu item, then use that exact text as the Menu Title.

The same is true of any menu item in OS X. So, to turn VPN off, simply assign a shortcut to the new text, eg. "Disconnect from VPN (L2TP)."


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