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 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?
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Routing all traffic except a few IP-ranges though default gateway in Mountain Lion

I am using VPN (Cisco IPSec) through the default Mountain Lion network preferences. In Lion (and also in Snow Leopard), I did the following to change the routing back to using my default gateway for ...
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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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How to use SSL tunnelling on OS X to give full internet access to some applications while you are on a restricted corporate network?

How to use SSL tunnelling on OS X to give full internet access to some applications while you are on a restrictive corporate network? Details: you want to be able to access some restricted ...
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Is it possible to have per-app network/vpn/proxy settings

I have a few different applications on my Mac that ideally I would like to run with different network settings. One app for work I need to run over my work VPN, but at the same time, I have another ...
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Selectively route VPN traffic - how do I determine subnet value?

I'm trying to route just specific traffic (a specific domain) on my Mac over my company VPN. This seems to be the most recommended way to do it, Create the file /etc/ppp/ip-up with following ...
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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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Airport slows down when anybody uses VPN through it

I have a MBP with OSX 10.7.3, from which I use a VPN connection (Cisco IPSec) to login on my company network. That in itself is not a problem. I also have an Airport Extreme (version 7.6.1) as the ...
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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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Set timeout on idle for VPN (Cisco IPsec)?

Anyway to set a idle timeout on VPN? I want my VPN connection to drop automatically after idling for 5 minutes. Using Lion 10.7.3 and built-in VPN Client (Cisco IPsec).
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Which VPN Server Hardware is Best for Accessing from Mac Clients

We are an all-Mac shop (well, actually, a mostly-Mac shop - we have some Linux servers running behind the scenes). We do web applications development and our files and source code is all hosted ...
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AppleScript to display the VPN status bar area icon

I am trying to write an AppleScript to connect to a VPN service. Once connected to the VPN, I want to display the VPN icon in the status area of the menu bar. I've gotten as far as connecting to ...
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A Mac OS X VPN client that can import a .VPN file

I have a .vpn file that I use on Windows with the Shrew Soft VPN Client that has the connection details (excluding the username and password). Is there an equivalent client for Mac OS X that will ...
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Remote controlling a Macbook Pro with the lid down?

I have a MacBook Pro that I would like to use while I'm at work, but am reluctant to actually take to work because the environment is quite dusty. I have been provided with a IBM Thinkpad running ...
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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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iPad/iPhone AnyConnect VPN wrong MTU size

I try to connect with a iPad (iOS 5.1) and the AnyConnect app to connect to a OpenVPN server on a Debian server. But this warning always appears in the OpenVPN log: WARNING: Bad encapsulated ...
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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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Remote desktop thru firewall via vpn

Scheme: My_macbook -> INTERNET -> Linux_Proxy_Firewall-> Lion_On_The_Internal_Network So, need set up encrypted tunnel between my macbook and Linux firewall and want connect into the ...
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What is VPN on demand, and how do I get it to work with iOS?

I know what a VPN is, and I've done a little reading about how to set up VPN on demand. However, I'm confused. Is VPN on demand essentially a certificate instead of a password prompt on each ...
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Can I use VNC over VPN on my new iPad?

I've gotten an new iPad with 4G (yay!) and I've set up the VPN connection to connect to a VPN which I'd like to use to connect to my computer. However, I've noticed that my once VPN is on, my iPad ...
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Getting VPN to auto-reconnect on connection drop

I use the built-in VPN on Mac OS X 10.7.3. It's IPSec, FWIW. From time to time, it disconnects (probably an issue with my corporate server). Is there a way to get it to automatically reconnect? ...
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What are the risks of connecting an iPhone to an unsecured wireless network?

This is a similar question to this one, but since I can't tell how well that translates to the iPhone, I'm asking it again. I've recently been abroad on holiday, and with very expensive data roaming ...
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How to fully export and import the VPN settings on OS X Lion?

I discovered the export option from OS X does not export things like: proxies, or DNS settings from the VPN configuration. How can I export all of these?
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Is that possible to change PPTP VPN password on mac?

Could I directly reset my password for VPN on mac? For Windows, I found the instruction below (source from ehow, not tested as I only has a mac): Log on to your VPN. Enter the "CTRL+ALT+DEL" keys ...
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What traffic is sent over the build-in VPN connection?

Under System Preferences > Network > VPN > Advanced > Options I can choose to "Send all traffic over VPN connection". Contrariwise, this would mean that if this option is not enabled ...
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Stop VPN Disconnecting when going to Sleep

When the iPhone (4) goes to sleep, the VPN will disconnect. Is there any way to disable this behavior as it's sometimes a bit annoying. I am jailbroken, and the server I'm connecting to is Windows ...
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What is the type of VPN created in Sharing?

I need to select either one of the following VPNs in Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9: PPTP VPN L2TP VPN L2TP/IPSec PSK VPN L2TP/IPSec CRT VPN So which one should I select to access my iMac where I shared ...
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How do I configure a VPN in Lion?

I've tried to configure VPN in Lion (both L2TP and PPTP), but it never connected successfully. The same VPN works fine in Windows 7 and the iPad and other mobile devices, so I think it could be a ...
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OS X Lion Connection to Business network?

I have a client that wants to connect an OS X Lion macbook air to his business network remotely, and I was just wondering if anyone knows of a way to do this easily. Normally, I would set up a VPN ...
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Auto vpn connection dependent on Wifiname

I recently asked a question Auto connect vpn upon login/boot which got answered well using apple script . I want to extend this question to the following problem: The vpn connection should be ...
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How to ensure that all traffic goes through VPN connection once it has been started?

I connect to the internet through a VPN provider along with other precautions in order to ensure privacy (against traffic analysis by agencies of a repressive government). I currently use Tunnelblick ...
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Easy solution to use a SmartCard with a 15" MacBook Pro?

I am looking for a simple solution that would enable my MacBook Pro to read smartcards and use them with Cisco AnyConnect VPN solution. Do you know what cards are supported on OS X Lion?
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Printing to a Local Printer While Using VPN

I use Cisco's AnyConnect VPN client for Mac to access my work network from home. While using the VPN I am unable to connect to my home printer. Is there any way around this? Is it possible to add my ...
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How to auto connect to VPN upon login/boot?

So far, I've been using the build-in VPN tool of Lion. I would like to auto connect my VPN whenever I'm connected to the internet. Is it possible to auto connect my VPN whenever I'm connected to the ...
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Automatically setting custom routes with the internal VPN (IPSec/L2TP) client

I have a IPSec/L2TP (PSK) VPN I'm connecting to with OSX's built in client through the System Preferences > Network (in Lion/10.7.2). The VPN gives me an IP of 10.0.1/24, but I need to access servers ...
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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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Can iOS 5 Wi-fi sync be used over VPN?

With iTunes Wi-fi sync in iOS 5, it seems that the host iTunes machine and the iOS device have to be on the same LAN. Is it possible to circumvent that requirement by accessing the user's LAN (with ...
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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 on OS X Lion Server

I'm trying to configure VPN on my Mac Mini Server running OS X Lion 10.7.1 with Server app. I have a SKY D-Link ADSL router connected via ethernet is Apple AirPort Extreme and my other devices ...
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Installing OpenConnect, Cisco VPN alternative

Has anyone had any luck installing openconnect on OS X? I have downloaded the source code but I can't figure out how to build it. The instructions on their website say to extract the code and run ...