5

How to resolve problem with connection to VPN via L2TP/PPTP on macOS?

Apple announced ending support for PPTP in latest macOS Sierra.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206844: Prepare for removal of PPTP VPN

So the only chance I have is to try it with L2TP via IPSec as my server admin does not offer any other options.

enter image description here

Admin says there is a problem with L2TP/IPSec using on login from macOS Sierra because Apple has got its own implementation for IPSec with its new OS version and common solutions do not work.

Some pages advise to use OpenVPN, but anyway, is there any possibility to connect to VPN with no-longer supported PPTP? Or are they any options to connect with PPTP/L2TP, other than using mac's Network Interface within Network Preferences?

3

Not open source and not cheap, but Shimo is a way to get back PPTP connections. Is 54 USD though.

5

The FlowVPN client is free (and works with any provider).

It supports PPTP and OpenVPN on macOS Sierra:

https://www.flowvpn.com/download-mac/

Just overwrite the FlowVPN server address with any server and it connects.

  • 1
    To be clear (and I feel the answer is clear enough, however on the closed StackOverflow post I saw several "FlowVPN is not free" comments): what A. Badger is saying is THE CLIENT software is free (go to the download link), however if you need a VPN server to connect to, FlowVPN charges you $4 per month. You pay $0 if you run and connect to your own private VPN server. – Mattygabe Sep 26 '17 at 17:57

You must log in to answer this question.

protected by Community Apr 1 '17 at 6:35

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .