How to Install SecureCRT on Mac

In this article, we will install SecureCRT on a Apple computer using protocols such as SSHTelnet, RLogin to provide a remote connection to a network device or a server.

How to Install SecureCRT on Mac

How to Setup SecureCRT on Mac

The most logical way is to use SecureCRT to configure remote connections to network devices such as Routers, Switches, and Servers in a LAN or WAN network. Also, it provides high data security over the network using the SSH2 protocol.

In our previous article, we installed SecureCRT and SecureFX on Windows 10 operating system. In this article, we will examine how to use SecureCRT on a Mac.

How to Install SecureCRT on macOS High Sierra / macOS Mojave / macOS Catalina

If you are preparing for Cisco exams with GNS3 on your Mac, you can use SecureCRT to configure the Cisco Switch or Router, and you can also use it to remotely administer an ADSL modem in your home.

Follow the steps below to run it on High Sierra or Mojave installed on your computer.

   Step 1

Before proceeding with the installation steps, visit the VanDyke website and download SecureCRT.

SecureCRT for Mac Download

   Step 2

After downloading the program, double-click on the .dmg file to start the installation.


   Step 3

Wait while SecureCRT 8.5.1 opens.

Opening DMG File

   Step 4

Drag and drop the program into Applications on your Mac.

Copying Program to Applications on Mac

   Step 5

Wait while the terminal program copy to Applications.

Copying Program to Applications

   Step 6

After copying SecureCRT into Applications, double-click it to run the program.

Running the Program

   Step 7

To use SecureCRT for 30 days free of charge, click the I Agree button.

Accepting the License

   Step 8

Select “With a configuration passphrase” to make the configurations on the program more secure. If nobody else is using your Mac, select “Without a configuration passphrase” and click OK.

Password Configuration

   Step 9

Click Yes to make the default Telnet application.

Making Telnet Application a Default Application

   Step 10

Close the Quick Connect window.

Quick Connect

   Step 11

After successful installation, proceed to the next step to make a Telnet connection to the ADSL Modem / Router.

Verifying VanDyke Version

How to Use SecureCRT

The terminal program on Mac is simple and easy to use. For example, you can use the Telnet protocol to make a remote connection to the ADSL Modem / Router on your local network.

Follow the steps below to configure a Telnet connection using SecureCRT.

   Step 1

Click Session Manager on the program and then click the “+” symbol to create a new session.

Session Manager

   Step 2

In the New Session Wizard window, select the Telnet protocol, and click Continue.

Protocol: Telnet

   Step 3

Type the IP address and port number of your ADSL Modem and click Continue.

Configuring Hostname and Port

   Step 4

After the new session has entered a name and description, click the Done button.

Typing a Session Name

   Step 5

Right-click on the newly created session and click Connect Terminal.

Connect to Terminal

   Step 6

You have provided a remote connection to the ADSL Modem using SecureCRT!

TP-LINK Modem Interface


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   Final Word

In this article, we have installed SecureCRT on macOS Mojave 10.14. And we also examined the basic use of SecureCRT. Thanks for following us!

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