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 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 ...
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How to connect to a VPN with PPTP that uses CHAP and MS-CHAP?

My employer recently changed our VPN that we use while working remote and sent some new instructions for setting up our windows machines to connect to it. Following the instructions, I basically just ...
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Can't access Xserve through Aventail SSL VPN with AD authentication

In testing our Aventail SSL VPN with Mac clients we're finding that once connected to the VPN we can't access Xserve shares when authenticating via Active Directory like we normally do on our internal ...
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Unable to ping any website through terminal and network utility

I have internet connection and I can access every website. But when I try to ping any website ( be it www.google.com or www.stackoverflow.com or any site ) I always get Request timeout for icmp_seq 0 ...
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Apple Script + VPN + Textbox

I have an applescript : tell application "System Events" tell current location of network preferences set VPNService to service "VPN (Cisco IPSec)" if exists VPNService then ...
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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 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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Why is the VPN switch sometimes missing from settings on my iPad?

There is a VPN switch in settings that often appears below the wifi option in settings on iOS: (the above image is from a website and not my iPad, as I can't seem to get my iPad to show VPN right ...
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How do I emulate Internet Sharing from the command line?

I'm trying to set up my Macbook Air to share an OpenVPN connection for use while I'm on the road and don't want my iOS traffic to go over the open Internet. Sadly, Mountain Lion's Internet Sharing ...
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VPN and insecure WiFi on iPad

I have a question about VPN Access on my iPad. After every time I lock it for more than 15 minutes, when I return to using my iPad, it reconnects to WiFi but doesn't re-establish the VPN connection ...
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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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VPN Changes Hostname

When I connect to various VPN servers (Windows PPTP, Cisco IPSEC) the hostname of my laptop gets updated. Is there a setting somewhere that will stop this from happening?
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OS X iOS VPN issues

I setup a VPN server on my Buffalo WHR-HP-G300N router at Macau, and use it for access website over China Firewall when i travel in China. On Android and Windows, everything work fine, however on my ...
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Mac OS X Mountain Lion - DNS resolving uses wrong order on VPN via dial-up connection

I am using a MacBook with Mac OS X 10.8.2 and connect to my company's network via VPN. Everything works great when establishing the VPN connection via LAN or WLAN. However, when I use a dial-up ...
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VPN mountain lion server not working

I cannot connect to my mac server using a VPN connection from outside my LAN. I can connect from inside which means that the VPN server on Mountain Lion is working. When I look at the logs on my ...
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Repair Permissions messed up network preferences

I ran repair permissions a few days ago, because other accounts on my computer couldn't open system preferences (this problem persists, but I don't care about it very much). What does bother me, ...
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iPad - Setup both PPTP and L2TP VPNs - blocked by firewall - can I use the 'Proxy' settings to evade?

I'm using the VPN Express app to setup PPTP and L2TP connections. It automatically sets the VPN profiles up successfully for me. When I try to connect, get error messages telling me that the server ...
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VPN - split tunnel routing [duplicate]

I would like to use a VPN to access all sites external to our local intranet, but preserve local routing so that I can still access sites on the local intranet (e.g. in 10.0.0.0/8). I am using the Mac ...
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Can a Keyboard Shortcut be Set to Connect to VPN?

I now this may sound quite lazy, but I connect to a VPN several times a day (since the laptop gets disconnected from time to time). I am aware of the "Show VPN Status in the Menubar" option, but is ...
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Cannot use ssh/ping domain name after connecting to openvpn

I've got two macs, both on the same network, both using Tunnelblick to connect to vpn. Both with same settings. Both connect fine and both have the same settings for DNS and search domain applied ...
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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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Route all traffic to a particular domain/subdomain without VPN

I'm using OpenVPN through Viscosity. Is it possible to set it up in such a way that all traffic would go through the VPN, except traffic to a domain I'd specify (and all its subdomains, etc.)? So ...
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How do I automatically connect to a VPN when using Wi-Fi in OS X?

The FBI issued a warning regarding hotel Wi-Fi access points, and any other public access point. I'd like to make sure my apple device always uses a VPN when using Wi-Fi. That way even if an attacker ...
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VPN+Proxy: How to override main network settings

I can establish a connection to my university VPN (Cisco IPSec). In addition I have to set a proxy, in this case I have the URL of a .pac file. When I set this in the VPN-settings, the proxy is not ...
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Cannot access a specific remote IP address on Mac Os X 10.7.5

I cannot reach a certain remote IP address from my Mac. Pinging it gives "Request timeout" and after 4 or 5 pings "No route to host" and "Host is down". The weird fact is that other Macs on my same ...
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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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Forcing VPN on demand to “on”

When we install an iOS configuration profile for Cisco IPSec "VPN on Demand" (using certificate based machine authentication), a switch appears in the Settings > VPN Settings page: "Connect On Demand ...
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iPad VPN issues

I've recently installed a VPN on my iPad (newest version) and when I start the VPN and try to use Google, I get a message that states I am unable to access Google due to my computer sending automated ...
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Does OSX support (importing) OpenVPN profiles?

Is there some way to import the settings of an OpenVPN client into the built-in VPN client in Mountain Lion? Or am I comparing apples to oranges?
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How to get my networked drives to also work on Mountain Lion?

I have a networked drive on the XP side of my MacBook. I use a VPN and then can login to the drive. Nothing too special going on. I believe the server uses Active Directory. There isn't a ton of info ...
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DNS Issues after Updating to Mountain Lion

I've updated to Mountain Lion, and I'm having some DNS problems. I always PPTP/L2TP VPN connections on my macbook. Recently after a while of working with Mountain Lion, VPN stops sending and receiving ...
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What free VPN server to use that would work with iOS?

iOS supports 3 VPN solutions: L2TP, PPTP and IPSec and currently I'm using PPTP connecting to a Ubuntu server. Also, there are several problems: PPTP configuration has to be tunned on both ends in ...
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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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Deleting VPN Configuration Files From Network System Preferences

Unfortunately I used a shitty VPN service called VPN OneClick Pro. When you uninstall the app it does not remove the VPN configuration files it creates in Network in System Preferences. So in other ...
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How to selectively route traffic for one specified IP adddress through the VPN tunnel (not all traffic)?

Goal: To selectively route traffic over a VPN, so that general browsing/downloads goes via the normal primary connection, with my business VPN traffic going over the VPN. I have tried a similar ...
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Network Access - SonicWALL VPN options

Does the built-in VPN client connect to SonicWALL?