Questions tagged [pptp]

For questions about the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol, which is an obsolete VPN method not supported anymore by the newest versions of macOS and iOS.

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MacOS Catalina PPTP.ppp is missing

Latest macOS Catalina update has removed PPTP.ppp plugin, rendering PPTP VPN connections impossible. Has anybody found a solution to this? Can the PPTP.ppp plugin be manually installed? I know PPTP ...
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Enable PPTP passthrough in iOS 10

Apple stopped supported for VPN networks that still use the not so secure PPTP protocol when they released macOS Sierra and iOS 10 (more info here) In a nutshell this meant that the embedded system ...
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PPTP VPN client for macOS Sierra or iOS 10?

Apple has removed PPTP VPN support in Sierra due to security concerns. See: Unfortunately, I need to connect to an organisation that only supports PPTP (not ...
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Connection L2TP via IPSec to VPN as PPTP VPN no longer supported on macOS Sierra

How to resolve problem with connection to VPN via L2TP/PPTP on macOS? Apple announced ending support for PPTP in latest macOS Sierra. Prepare for removal of ...
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VPN (PPTP) disconnects in OS X El Capitan (after update)

OS X - 10.11.4 El Capitan Macbook pro Retina Mid 2015 VPN type is PPTP, automatic encryption, All traffic over VPN. When connecting to a VPN server, the system mentions that the connection could not ...
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PPTP VPN won't connect after updating to El Capitan

This is a 2015 rMBP and after I updated to El Capitan (have not installed any betas) my PPTP VPN connection just hangs on "Connecting". If I then click "Disconnect" it hangs similarly until I kill ...
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VPN (PPTP) connection is working on iPhone but not on MacBook Pro

On the iPhone I have the same server address, user name, password and the encryption is for all data. Encryption mode is also set to automatic. The VPN to my WHS 2011 is working fine. On the MacBook ...
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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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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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When I connect a PPTP VPN on Lion, it takes several minutes for DNS resolution to actually switch over to the addresses that come back over PTPP. Is there some parameter somewhere what would speed up ...
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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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Why is the menu bar showing the VPN "Disconnecting" animation forever?

You know how when you disconnect from a VPN, you get a little scrolling "Disconnecting..." notification in the upper right notification area? Well, I'm getting that, but it never goes away. It's been ...
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