A VPN is a Virtual Private Network, an encrypted connection from one computer (e.g. a home one) to another network (e.g. a work one). It can also be between two networks.

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Why does VPN not work on Apple TV?

I have 2 internet networks, one of which is VPN. When I connect with the VPN network to Apple TV I get the following message: An error occurred loading this content. Try again later. When I ...
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Cisco IPSec forgets password (Mavericks)

Cisco IPSec seems to have no way to store the password of the connection permanently. I have found on the web some solutions for the Mountain Lion release, but none for OS-X Mavericks. Is it ...
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Applescript to enable internet sharing, but select where to share the connection from

I have the following applescript code that turns on internet sharing. What I want to be able to do is also have the applescript choose which connection I am sharing from the dropdown menu list. 1 ...
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VPN splitdns not working on cellular data

I'm using an iOS On-Demand VPN with SPLIT-DNS (strongswan ipsec). If I'm on WiFi everything works perfectly. In Safari the DNS request for the hosts I specified are sent my way. However on LTE/3G, ...
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How does my iMac know my location in the maps app, given that I use a VPN that has my IP about 200 miles from where my address is?

I have an iMac (Mid 2011, if it matters) and I just installed Mavericks. When I launch the Maps app, it knows PRECISELY where I am, which I could certainly understand if it was using IP geolocation. ...
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How to see VPN connection statistics?

I live in China, which requires me to use several VPN's to access the outside web. Occasionally, some VPN's are either totally blocked or suffer from high packet loss. In Windows, it is easy to see ...
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VPN Passthrough problems with Airport Extreme

Today I started trying to work from a network that uses the Airport Extreme version 7.7.1. Typically I use a VPN client (Viscosity) which gives me access to the various servers that my company runs ...
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directing all traffic of VM (Parallels) to a VPN, or make it go offline

I am using Parallels 8 to host Windows XP under Mac OS Mavericks. I need IE, some ActiveX/Java applets and RDC under XP to connect certain IPs only via a VPN connection, or not at all. I have two ...
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Mac-to-Mac VPN Xcode speed: AFP vs VNC

I connect from home-Mac to work-Mac over VPN. Then I have 2 options in Finder: VNC: screen-share (restricts you to work-monitors' resolution) AFP: mount the work-directory, then open the Xcode ...
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How can I remove a VPN service when the remove button is disabled?

I added a VPN config. Now I want to remove it, but the - button is gray and disabled. I checked some answers from this Apple Support Communities thread: In Terminal: networksetup ...
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'No machine certificates found' when adding machine certificate into VPN

I've 2 certificates, one for user authentication and another for machine authentication. My user authentication includes certificate and private key based on which I've generated pkcs12 file using ...
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Does iOS support IPsec IKEv2?

Does iOS support IPsec IKEv2? If not, is there any way to get IPsec IKEv2 working on iOS?
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vpn authentication error

I'm running 10.8.5 (not server) on my home laptop and wanted to set up a vpn server on it. I found a number of tutorials online (eg http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060616150640529) for ...
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Prevent data on unsecured wireless, until VPN is connected [duplicate]

There's a lot of good advice around about avoiding connecting to unsecured wireless networks, and using a VPN (for all traffic) if you absolutely must use one. What seems to be missing from this ...
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Shrew Soft VPN on Mac not letting me SSH to servers inside the VPN

I am trying to use a VPN from work so I can do my work on my MBP. I have installed Shrew Soft and set up the VPN, and I am able to connect to it receiving the messages below. However I am still unable ...
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Mountain Lion VPN fails to connect but works on Windows VM

I want to setup a VPN on my mac but I can't make it work. If I start my Windows 7 VM, the VPN connects fine (from Windows) but if I try to connect from my Mac it fails… First of all, here is the ...
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Mountain Lion 10.8.5 VPN can not connect to internal http sites

I VPN into my companies network. Yesterday all was well. Today when I try to go to an internal website it will not go there. I am using Chrome on Mountain Lion 10.8.5. ssh, telnet, nfs all still ...
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Per App VPN and other network activity

When the new Per App VPN feature is triggered, does that VPN connection only apply to those apps, or does it apply to all traffic on the device? Also, when the connection is triggered by the domain ...
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What ports need to be opened to use the L2TP VPN server on Mountain Lion Server?

I am using a Mac mini OS X Mountain Lion Server (10.8.5). My goal is to have the server's own VPN service running over L2TP only. The Mac mini is behind an AirPort Extreme (4th generation) AirPort ...
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iOS 7 & Per App VPN - How many connections are supported?

If I understand the Per App VPN correctly, App A might connect to VPN A and App B might connect to VPN B. Is this accurate? If this is accurate, how many VPN connections are supported? Can both App A ...
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Time Capsule and Network shares not showing in Finder through VPN

I'm on my neighbours WiFi, and connecting to my network to my Windows 7 PC which is set up as a VPN server using the native feature. I can access my Time Capsule by going to Connect to Server and ...
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Trouble with Applescript/Xcode setting up VPN Auto Connect with Btguard's Tunnelblick Open VPN

I followed all of the all of the steps in this link How to auto connect to VPN upon login/boot?. I tried a number of times, changing the service from "BTGuard VPN" to "Tunnelblick VPN" to "BTGuard", ...
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Can't connect to VPN via iOS

I have set up a Mac OS X 10.8 server running the VPN service. From my Macs I can connect to the VPN server without any problems, but the iOS devices are all unable to connect. The console displays ...
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What can be done to troubleshoot or diagnose intermittent VPN connects, and disconnects?

Internal VPN Fails to Connect - Sometimes, but not always. racoon[337] IPSec connecting to server aaa.bbb.cc.dd racoon[337] Connecting. racoon[337] IPSec Phase1 started (Initiated by me). racoon[337] ...
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iPhone 5 can't open webpages when VPN is on

I'm using iPhone 5 and iPad 2, not jailbroken, with iOS 6.1.4 and VPN turned on. Safari and any other browser apps can't open pages.
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How to configure VPN per app in iOS 7?

As one of the business feature the upcoming iOS 7, Apple has announced the ability to configure VPN on application basis. However, details about this feature are hard to find on the web. I am ...
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Is there a reason to not use VPN all the time on iOS?

I have setup a VPN connection by using my FritzBox WLAN Cable Router. I'm using this on my iOS devices to protect me from Wifi honeypots. Just by coincidence I switched VPN on on my device while on ...
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Cisco VPN timeout issues

I'm trying to use the native Cisco VPN client installed with Lion and it's been a terrible experience. The VPN times out between 15 and 45 minutes and I can't seem to fix it. I've followed guides for ...
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Can't connect to some sites over VPN

When I'm connected to my company's VPN, some websites won't load. For example, both imgur and tumblr will just hang trying to connect: $ curl -v http://imgur.com * About to connect() to imgur.com ...
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VPN does not connect on public wifi in train

I have problems connecting to a VPN when I use the public wifi that is available in some Dutch trains. When I press Connect VPN from the drop down menu in the menu bar, I get a password prompt (as ...
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PPP tunnel on a local computer on linux using socat

I am trying to create test setup to verify PPP packet flow though a custom PPP server. To do so, I want to create a PPP tunnel on a local computer using virtual serial ports using socat. ...
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VPN Connection (iPad/iPhone/MBP -> iMac) failing on some devices

I have a VPN server (an iMac) using Mac OS X Server (10.8.3). I have three devices: 15" Retina MacBook Pro, Mac OS 10.8.4 3rd-gen iPad, iOS 6.1.3 iPhone 4S, iOS 7 b4 All three are configured to ...
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Connecting to Windows 7 VPN server

I'm attempting to setup a VPN to my home by using a Windows 7 machine as a VPN server. I've set it up the standard Windows 7 VPN which I believe uses PPTP. I've also enabled PPTP passthrough on my ...
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How to configure client OS X VPN (L2TP) connection so you do not loose access to intranet?

I am looking for a solution for configuring the VPN on OS X so you do not loose access to internal network. In fact I want to use the VPN only to enable access to different external services that ...
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Find out type of VPN connections in network preference

I have a VPN connection in my system preference but I don't remember type of this connection (PPTP, IPSec etc). How do I find this out?
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Why doesn't my VPN work with my new Mac?

I used Migration Assistant / Setup Assistant to copy everything from an old Mac to a new one, both running 10.8.4. My VPN connection uses the built-in OpenVPN client, via the Network pane in System ...
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VPN in OSX is ignoring the subnet mask from DHCP

We've set up a VPN in our office, and are having problems connecting the native VPN client in OSX. Our DHCP subnet mask is 255.128.0.0, but when we check the connection in ifconfig it reports as ...
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OSX 10.8.2 installs routes on second ppp connection to the wrong interface

When I connect to a 3G connection it installs an interface ppp0 and a default gateway all OK: netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use ...
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Is it possible to use the Xserve VPN service without using the DHCP service?

I'm working on a friend's network and he's currently got a cisco router handling DHCP. Does the Xserve VPN service require that the Xserve also be handling DHCP? Xserve 10.6.8
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How should I use VPN on a Mac to prevent compromise before the VPN starts?

As most experienced users will have heard, using a Mac in a public untrusted Wi-Fi can be potentially harmful. A tool like Firesheep1 has made it very easy to intercept unencrypted communication. ...
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Is there a way to get an Airport Extreme to coexist with a second router offering VPN?

Essentially, I want add VPN functionality to my home-office domain so I can access it from other locations, and allow the occasional other person to access it this way. Obviously, the two routers ...
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VPN and Wifi start with same 192.168.1.x

On my Macbook Pro I have recently added a VPN connection to the server at work. Now, my Wifi network at home uses the following IP block: 192.168.1.x as does the VPN from work. So when my MBP tries ...
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Copy local file to vpn finder

I am connected to a remote server with VPN. I want to copy and paste one file to that server. When I am trying to drag and drop, it doesnt let me do that. I am new to this and this is really ...
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How to use VPN with OS X Server?

I have recently set up a server on my Mac mini with the OS X Mountain Lion Server app. I would like to have remote access (from outside of my home's wifi network) to the files and folders in my home ...
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How to troubleshoot Network Connect issues?

I have to use Juniper's Network Connect to use my company's VPN. I haven't changed anything on my system in the past few days, but suddenly Network Connect fails to connect to the VPN with the ...
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Ethernet bridging Mac Mini

I would like to be able to use my home server (2012 Mac Mini) as a OpenVPN client with two network interfaces. My plan is to connect a small switch with an Apple TV and Roku to one thunderbolt ...
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Which low cost server device is compatible with iOS VPN on demand?

There is a question on "What is VPN on demand, and how do I get it to work with iOS?", however its accepted answer lacks detail. Envision a small business usage with only 1 or 2 iPhone/iPad devices ...
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How to determine which traffic goes over the PPTP VPN?

I setup a PPTP VPN on mac os x lion, on the advanced tab I do not have the send all traffic over VPN connection checked. I only want traffic to a specific server connected to go through the vpn, ...
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Can Mountain Lion bridge two network adapters for Parallels VM use?

I need bridged networking under Parallels for a VPN from the Windows VM. However, this conflicts with my main OS (Mountain Lion) using the same adapter. I'd be happy to direct the mac to wifi ...
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Can Airport Extreme host a standing VPN connection?

I'm not sure how to word this to even google if this is possible even without an Airport Extreme, but my network has the AE providing network services to it. What I want to do is have the AE ...