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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Mac backup through VLAN

I have 5 users with Mac laptops who want an automatic backup to be performed whenever they get to one of the three sites of their business (3 VLAN's connected via VPN). The Mac users connect to the ...
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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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OS X VPN Clients can't access server

We are currently running a Mac Mini with OS X 10.9.1 server and the VPN service is working fine. However our iMac's are having issues seeing the server on the VPN. The Server IP is 10.0.0.1 and the ...
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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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How to set up an AirPort Express so another router can connect to it?

I have an Airport Express 802.11n 1st generation (in other words, the last one before they began to look like a white AppleTV). I would like to have this as my main router and have a second router ...
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Prevent apps from using wifi without VPN [duplicate]

When I travel and am connecting to public wireless networks (or, really, any wireless network I don't control), I use a VPN (either L2TP with the built-in networking support or OpenVPN with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IPv6 router advertisements for PPP0 (VPN) on the iPhone

I use IPv6 on the iPhone and it is working fine on the WiFi - I have radvd (router advertisement deamon) in the router and iPhone gets configured automatically. Problem is when I use VPN through the ...
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How exactly does a VPN work for iPad?

How exactly does a VPN work for iPad? I mean are all VPN connections (specially the Cisco VPN client) designed to work the same way..i.e. they always require 3 inputs; Host, UserId, Pwd OR that ...
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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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VPN on demand - does it ever work?

We are running Snow Leopard Server and have setup VPN here and external users can pretty easily connect to it. We want to make it even easier though. The one option that I've spent several hours ...
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Macbook Pro unable to use the internet while connected to IPSec VPN

Short Question Is there something I am missing when setting up a Cisco IPSec VPN connection that redirects all traffic over the VPN? Background When I am connected to the VPN, I can browse our ...
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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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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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Why do I need an admin password to change the VPN PPP Password in my keychain?

It's MY local personal keychain after all. I can edit other passwords, but not the VPN PPP pasword. See screenshot for details.
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Yosemite VPN breaks internet connection over Wi-fi

I have a basic PPTP VPN connection set up, but when I connect to it, my Mac immediately looses internet connection. Skype still routes and works, but internet connection dies. I don't have "Send all ...
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Configure to Select DNS based on Domain

At my office, I have a hardware VPN with a split tunnel that routes all my traffic either to the public internet or to the other office, depending on IP address. However, to resolve the intranet ...
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Permanently route an host to VPN in OS X

I need VPN from the university to ssh to my office computer. But each time I start the VPN, I have to route the host to ppp0 manually to use it, sudo route add lab_computer.foo ppp0 because my ...
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How to specify DNS on iOS when connected via VPN?

I have set up a VPN connection using my FritzBox 6330. This works great on my Macbook Air if I specify a DNS server (192.168.178.1 - which is the address of my FritzBox) in the network settings of the ...
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Access Website from VPN connection only

I have a Mac Mini Server with Open Directory, File Sharing/WebDAV, VPN, and Website services running. I can view files from my Mac on my iPad remotely when connected to my VPN. I can also view my ...
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File Access over https safe

I have a mac mini server at home that has a USB 3.0 storage device attached where I store all my files. Anything from iTunes, iPhoto, documents, etc. I want to know how safe it is by creating a VPN ...
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How to import certificates in Cisco Any Connect iphone app?

In order to connect to a private network the connection should have IKE RSA - IPSEC . The default VPN connection settings that is in the settings of iPhone does not have this . THe cisco any connect ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...