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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VPN over ethernet, Internet over wifi

I use a VPN to connect to my work network. It works fine for accessing internal resources, but getting out to the internet over the VPN can be spotty. (Not because sites are blocked. It's just slow.) ...
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OS X Server 10.7.4: VPN Authentication Failed for new users

I can't seem to get new users to access VPN on our OS X Server. If I use my login credentials with the VPN connection, everything works. But when I change to a recently created user I get a error ...
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Launchd starts event 40 seconds later?

I've created a .plist file, which should act as system daemon (global with root user). This .plist file listens to the settings directory for changes like changing network settings. When this happens ...
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How to make custom routes survive reboots?

I use a VPN to connect to the network of my company and add some routes. After connecting and addding the routes it works just fine. Is there a way to permanently add the routes so that they survive ...
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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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How do you list clients connected to OS X Server 10.8's VPN?

The 10.6 Server manual says this: but it doesn't work on 10.8. Even a Terminal command would be great.
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Secure VPN configuration in iPhone for malicious WIFI hotspots

I would like to use a secure VPN configuration in my iPhone (iOS 5.1), to be able to use Internet thru hostile wifi hotspots. I have already configured an IPSec tunnel to a server I control. I can ...
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How to only route office traffic over the VPN while having default route for other traffic?

I have a VPN to my office and would like to route only office traffic over the VPN while maintaining my default route for other traffic. I have attempted the following: sudo route delete default ...
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How to define the VPN PPTP port in OSX Lion?

Is there any change to set the port to use when connecting to a PPTP VPN from a Mac? I configured a VPN at home from Server 2008 so I can access my home server and use ports like RDP, VNC, IMAPS ...
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VPN to OSX from windows machine?

The environment i have setup consists of an OSX Server, running file sharing and VPN. The file share is accessible from the local network on both windows or OSX machines, and OSX machines have no ...
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How do I set up a VPN on a DMZ'd iMac?

I have an iMac set up as my server machine. On the network, it is in the DMZ. The rest of the computers in the network use an internal 10.0.0.x IP. I have OS X Server's VPN set to give clients IPs in ...
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VPN Auto connect Notification

I have used the VPN auto connect option via Applescript [see code]. It works like a charme there's only one problem. Every time when i open my MacBook I get this [see printscreen] notification. A few ...
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From the command line, how do I tell if a particular VPN connection is up?

Suppose that I have multiple VPN connections configured in System Preferences/Network. How do I tell if a particular one (identified by the service name in System Preferences/Network) is up, on the ...
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iMessage on Mac not working when using VPN

iMessage stopped working properly when I use VPN on my Macbook Pro (Mavericks), making me unable to send or receive messages. It says the user is not registered and highlighted in red/pink, but after ...
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Maverics VPN to Windows 2008 SSTP with Certificate (PPTP)

I'm unable to connect to a Windows VPN using my macbook air 2013. The VPN Settings given to me are, Server URL Username & Password SSL Ceritificate VPN Type - SSTP I have added image on how to ...
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Why is email being downloaded every time I (dis)connect VPN?

I've noticed that every time I connect to or disconnect from a VPN connection, Apple Mail downloads all sorts of old email, email that's already been downloaded locally. I don't believe it's ...
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Connect to Windows File Sharing server using VPN

I am using VPN to connect to work server. On windows I enter \\Imbserver into explorer address bar and I can see files on server. When I connect to VPN on mac and try to access imbserver that is ...
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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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importing .vpl files (vpn tunnels) on mac

Is there any way I can import a .vpl file? This is the only way of connecting I have and for now I can only do it on Windows (with FortiClient 4.x.x) because 5 doesn't support importing .vpl anymore.
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What SSL VPN client do you recommend for the mac?

I am currently using FortiClient. It would be nice to use the native MacOS VPN client (in the Settings) but I don't think it supports SSL VPN. I googled but did not find anything. Does anyone have a ...
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VPN issues Cisco IPSec Mavericks 10.9.3

This is my first post here on AskDifferent. I have a user who can not connect to the VPN on his Mac. It is a MBP 11,1 with a Core i5 2.4GHz 8gb of memory running OS X 10.9.3 . I have had him create a ...
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.tblk file doesn't work

I am trying to set up Tunnelblick on my computer. (I have Mac OS X 10.9 on a 13" Macbook Pro with 4GB of RAM.) I started by downloading Tunnelblick. Next, Tunnelblick automatically gave me the ...
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iPhone, mistakenly fooled with VPN on to off. Now can't get back to On and no internet phone gmail or text on iPhone 4S

I foolishly clicked VPN to OFF. Now I can't get things back to the way it was before clicking that OFF. I have no internet, phone, text, gmail on my 4s iPhone now! Help! So, I cANNOT receive email ...
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Force http/https proxy on Apple iPad 1st generation (iOS 5.1.1)

Is there any way to force a first generation ipad (iOS 5.1.1) through a proxy server without exception? Alternatively, is there any way to force a first generation ipad through a VPN without ...
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Connecting to VPN (Mac OS X)

I'm trying to connect to VPN on Mac OS X via several ways: Native vpn client (doing something like this: https://www.publicvpn.com/support/MacOSX105.php) By Anyconnect vpn client By Cisco vpn client ...
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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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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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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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Why proxPN cannot connect on my MacBook?

I am located in China and just installed proxPN on my MacBook. But it does not connect to the server in Dallas, it always hangs there. What can I do? Thanks!
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VPN send but not receive data

My VPN service works perfect until last friday and still working on a DD-WRT router. I'm using OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion. Here is the log output http://pastebin.com/QZyz3eSf Others connections works ...
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Odd (potentially DNS) network problems on my Macbook Pro (VPN / Network Connect related)

I was reluctant to ask a new question as there appears to be a million dns related questions on here and elsewhere already, but, I think mine might be a bit different. An example, right now I am ...
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MacBook VPN connection disconnects after two minutes

My MacBook Pro's VPN disconnects two minutes after it connects. I change the account and I had no luck with it, Any ideas?
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How to forward domain.tld:80 to localhost with port (localhost:xxxx) across ssh via `pfctl`?

I have a remote server port piped to my localhost through such that I can hit localhost:18080 (for example) to visit the remote server through a gateway (in my case to skip around a workstation VPN). ...
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is NAT needed for iOS devices when using VPN?

iiuc, non-jailbroken iOS devices using VPN don’t need NAT as an add-on service by a VPN provider. Is that correct? But jailbroken iOS devices using VPN require either NAT or something like Firewall ...
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iPad, how to edit files on an SMB share once connected via VPN?

I'm trying to assist one of my corporate users with their iPad but running into all kinds of issues. I'm trying to prevent this question from being a shopping question as much as possible. Here's ...
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What methods exist to give an iPhone an external hostname, on wifi or cellular data?

I want to give my iPhone (iOS7) a hostname, which will automatically resolve from anywhere as long as the phone is online. My iPhone can be jailbroken as part of the solution; that's not preventative. ...
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Connecting to a VPN with PPTP and MS-CHAPv2

Is there any way to connect to a VPN Network that uses MS-CHAP with Mavericks? Either using the build in tools or an external tool? Here is my ppp.log: Mon Apr 28 12:45:14 2014 : PPTP ...
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Outlook DB corruption

I have an exchange account set up in outlook which works fine until I connect to my work vpn. If I connect with outlook open, outlook loses it's connection to the server and will not reconnect. The ...
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OS X Server VPN: cannot ping local network

My OS X Server located in my home network. It's using Time Capsule to connect to the Internet. I've setup VPN server there and I was able to successfully connect, but I can't reach the devices in the ...
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OSX Mavericks VPN PPTP

I have an issue with vpn pptp connection on my macbook. The latest version of Mavericks is installed. The log (/var/log/ppp.log) is provided below Fri Feb 21 20:08:33 2014 : Warning: can't open ...
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OS X Server ignoring static VPN IP request

I posted this question on serverfault but I think it's more appropiate here. I've just enabled the VPN service on OS X Server, everything is working fine however we are facing one issue. All of our ...
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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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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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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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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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Viscosity OpenVPN Tunnelblick Connect but all rdp connections go dead after about 10 minutes

symptons: Open viscosity, select appropriate connection. Wait until connection resolves, get an IP address. Use Microsoft Remote Desktop connection Client for Mac - Version 2.1.1 (110309) Everything ...
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Why are there VPN-related log entries in my iPad's console log when I'm not using any VPN?

I'm seeing entries related to VPN access in my iPad's system log (via an app called 'System Console'), but I don't know why they're appearing. I've never used a VPN or any form of remote access ...
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Running older version of OpenOVPN on OSX Lion

The current situation: I need to connect to an Astaro VPN box. Currently the only way to connect is using the Astaro Client for Windows. Normally any OpenVPN client (Viscosity, Tunnelblick, openvpn ...
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Airplay speakers stop playing when VPN connection is established

I have Zeppelin Air from B&W which works great most of the time. However during VPN connection to different work places during VPN connection Airplay stops playing. If I then go to iTunes and play ...
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How can I share one Mac's VPN with another mac?

I've upgraded my iMac to Lion and that broke my VPN to work (Check Point's Connectra SNX--it's browser-based, so it does not use OS X built-in VPN). Long story short, until there's a fix, I want to ...