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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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Connect to a VPN server through a Raspberry (connected VPN client)

I'm trying to connect from my MacBook to the VPN server, which is accessible from the Raspberry as it's a connected VPN client. MacBook (172.25.0.139) ---> Raspberry (172.25.0.14) ---> [...
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Starting VPN Connection without Keychain Password Prompt

My IKEv2 VPN client certificates are stored in Keychain. When I initiate a VPN connection, I'm immediately prompted for my Macbook administrator account password before access to the Client ...
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How to assign a permanent static route to an interface on macOS High Sierra?

I have found plenty of hints on the web to create permanent static routes to a particular gateway IP address, but I unfortunately I did not find a way to create a permanent static route to an ...
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How to set up a VPN connection via terminal?

I found How to create a VPN connection via terminal? but this isn't really what I'm looking for. I regularly have to set up new computers for new users that need to connect to our VPN and I'm trying ...
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Dedicated settings for VPN connection in macOS

My installation of macOS High Sierra doesn't treat VPN connection as separate connection with it's own settings. Namely, VPN connections don't have their separate tab in System Preferences → Network ...
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Connect to VPN based on IKEv2 security protocol and EAP-MSCHAPv2 authentication protocol with root certification on MacOS?

I am trying to connect to VPN via IKEv2 security protocol and EAP-MSCHAPv2 authentication protocol. But after adding my certification in to the keychain access, I am still not able to select this ...
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Share VPN connection (over internal Wi-Fi ) to USB Wi-Fi adapter (set up as access point)

I'm connecting to Wi-Fi via my MacBook's internal Wi-Fi adapter. Then connect to my VPN. I want to share this VPN connection over USB Wi-Fi adapter (I'm using Archer T2U) First of all, I am not able ...
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Wireguard Server configuration on macOS Mojave 10.14 - LAN routing

I'm trying to set up Wireguard as a VPN to access my home LAN devices while on the road, and also to tunnel all traffic through when connecting to possibly hostile wireless networks. I have the ...
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Viewing VPN configuration details on iOS

I'm using the Charles Proxy iOS app and am curious to learn more about how it is configured. When I go to General > VPN in my settings, and click on "Charles Proxy", I see But from the ...
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Safari cached “Failed to open page”

Page I'm working with, accessible only via VPN. My VPN connection drops when MacBook goes to sleep, and on wake it reconnects to VPN. But during this 5 seconds delay, Safari can't open this page, as ...
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macOS L2TP VPN connect on demand

I'm trying to create a .mobileconfig to VPN auto connect to an L2TP VPN server of mine. The problem is, if I enabled the "on demand" settings, the macOS keeps trying to connect over and over and never ...
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Native IKEv2 macOS implementation routes ALL traffic over the VPN tunnel

We wanted to upgrade our existing L2TP connections to IKEv2 for connecting to our corporate servers. The problem is as follows: With L2TP, only the assigned IP range is routed through the tunnel, ...
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Route specific IP through OpenVPN

I have an .ovpn configuration file which allows me to reach endpoints on the VPN if I uncomment redirect-gateway def1, but I do not want all network traffic going through the VPN. Only certain ...
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No internet access after using VPN (Windscribe)

I have had this vpn for a few weeks now with no issues and then two days ago the vpn had disconnected and I had lost my internet access as well. What is weird is that I have internet access at school ...
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How to route traffic out a non-standard interface using pfctl?

I have a VPN which has setup a default route, which is (of course) different to my gateway. All my traffic therefore gets routed through the tunnel. however i would like to exempt certain apps from ...
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Native VPN Client not Connecting with IKEv2

I'm trying to connect to an IKEv2-based VPN using the native client in OS X High Sierra (10.13), but am seeing on both the client (Mac) and the server (Linux) that no packets are being sent between ...
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Tunnelblick VPN is blocking internet even when not using it

I installed a custom tunnelblick to access my University VPN. Now I can't access internet (DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG), even if the VPN (or tunnelblick itself) is off. Any suggestion?
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macOS Server VPN (L2TP) speeds choking on Mac Pro, but not Macbook Pro

I have a MacOS Server (10.12.6) set up running a VPN server at one location (site A). I have a Mac Pro (10.12.6) and Macbook Pro (10.14.5 beta 3) running at a second location (site B). Both sites have ...
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The Apple TV doesn't support native VPN configuration - is there another way to use VPN?

TL;DR: Apple doesn't allow for native VPN configuration on Apple TVs, is there a reliable way to use a VPN service with my Apple TV? As someone who lives abroad, a VPN can be a real life saver when ...
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Hosting a VPN with Airport Extreme

Following a factory reset, is my Airport Extreme 2013 no longer forwarding VPN traffic? For years I have hosted a VPN from my home with various versions of Server.app (currently 5.6.3, latest for ...
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Google Chrome 68+ doesn't work behind corporate proxy on macOS

This started happening after my company pushed Chrome 68 update (we were using Chrome 65 until then) almost a year back. If I start Chrome up, it runs all well for a while (ranging from 5 minutes to a ...
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Configure VPN connection on Terminal

How to create a VPN connection via terminal? explains how to use Terminal to enable a VPN connection previously configured via System Preferences. I want to go one step further and configure a VPN ...
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Same IKEv2 .mobileconfig profile works on macOS, but fails on iOS

I have an IKEv2 VPN server, and run my own CA. Clients authenticate using certificates. I have prepared a .mobileconfig profile (using Apple Configurator) that sets up the IKEv2 configuration, and ...
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Why does my VPN client (Viscosity) disconnect when I lock my screen?

Usingthis information, I've set it so that the WiFi doesn't disconnect when I lock my mac. To lock the mac, I'm using this alias to lock my screen from the command line: alias lockscreen='/System/...
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Monitor data usage on iPhone connected to WiFi

My iPhone seems to download huge amounts of data according to Google WiFi stats. The last 30 days this was almost 1TB: I can't pinpoint it to 1 specific app, my Photos library is only about 350 GB, ...
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How can I get “Time connected” to a VPN as a variable?

I am using the integrated VPN client in OS X and its working great. I found out that I can have the time connected displayed and was wondering if I could get the total time connected as a variable of ...
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AirPrint over VPN

I have AirPrint-compatible printer, and it works fine in my local network. Also I have a VPN (OpenVPN, TUN mode) server on my local network running on a Raspberry Pi. If I connect to my local network ...
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ios as a hotspot - no vpn connection to hotspot client running openvpn server

I have a following setup - iOS device acts as a hotspot, macos connects to that hotspot (and is visible as some-mac.local) and there is an openvpn (in docker) running on some-mac.local. I'd like to ...
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iPhone Cellular Calls on macOS fail when macOS is connected to OpenVPN

My iPhone and MacbookPro are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and logged in to the same iCloud account, etc. When my OpenVPN connection is not active, calling and receiving cellular calls on ...
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Improve file transfer performance over VPN

I have two Apple machines: a server and a client. Both are running the newest builds of macOS Sierra 10.12.6. The “server” machine is running macOS Server running VPN and file sharing. Both machines ...
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How to block everything except my connection to the VPN?

I'm trying to make Murus block everything, except my connection to the VPN server. I don't want my Mac to make any outbound calls to any ports unless via the VPN connection. I'm trying to add a rule ...
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Will HomeKit remote access still work if I add a VPN to my Apple TV?

I've currently got a great little HomeKit setup in my home which works perfectly even when I'm out of the house. I understand that HomeKit makes use of the Apple TV as a hub to enable remote access to ...
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Bonjour Sleep Proxy / WoWLAN / WoL

So I've had an interesting issue that I think I know what might have happened, but I'm not sure if it is actually possible. I have 2 Mac's running High Sierra, Laptop and iMac. I have enabled "Wake ...
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Can't access internet after installing NordVPN

As soon as I install the NordVPN app from the app Store on MacOS Mojave, the internet connection dies. I can't use my browser, or any internet connected apps. Deleting the app and then restarting ...
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Slow Internet When Connected to L2TP/IPSec VPN

I set up the built-in racoon program on a Mac server to run a VPN server. It's an L2TP over IPSec VPN. I connect through it through the native client built into macOS's network settings. So I connect ...
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Blocked websites on macOS host but not on Win7 virtual machine

In China there in the Great Firewall which blocks i.e. youtube. Fortunately in my university in China someway they provide access to youtube, so students can use youtube by means of campus wifi. I ...
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How to remove the ‘VPN is not configured’ icon from the menu bar on macOS?

I don’t know when it appears. Could you tell me how to remove or add the icon?
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Wifi much slower after security software download

I recently downloaded a vpn and security software (Avast security and windscribe vpn), but my wifi dropped significantly from about 150 mb/s to ~50 mb/s, sometimes much slower. Even after I deleted ...
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Communicate between two local Mac machines when one is on VPN?

I'd like to directly connect (be able to use ping/ssh or other common commands) two local Mac machines as one sometimes is on VPN. The two Mac normally are connected via a wireless router when none of ...
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Force DNS resolution to happen outside VPN

I'm running Mojave (10.14) and I have a Cisco AnyConnect VPN over which traffic for selected routes (determined by the VPN profile, out of my control) is sent. Traffic routing works fine, the issue ...
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Xcode saying Network Extension capability is not enabled when it is

I have been having a lot of issues for the last two weeks trying to sign and distribute a 3rd party MacOS app. I am unable to sign an app with Xcode properly because Xcode is saying that I do not have ...
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Intermittently cant connect to VPN from Laptop, but always works from iPhone

Ive got a few VPNs setup to different LANs, these are all IPSEC over LT2P connections and i manage them by OSX's built in VPN client inside system preferences > network. Sometimes the VPNs will work ...
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Keep WiFi alive when on battery and lid closed?

We're using a VPN to access certain parts of internal infrastructure from the office; the VPN uses 2FA, so saving credentials and bringing it up with the network when the machine wakes up is not an ...
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Server app. How to fix / re-enable broken VPN after update to Mojave?

After updating to Mojave, the "Server" app no longer included a GUI for VPN. I found others having the same problem, and there is an official PDF-file that goes through the migration progress. How ...
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`brew install openvpn` vs. Tunnelblick for OpenVPN client

I recently switched to Macbook pro (Mojave) and would like to have an OpenVPN client installed. In Linux systems I've been always using openvpn from within command line. I just want to know if it ...
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In VPN setup, what is difference between IKEv2, L2TP and IPSec?

When manually configuring VPN, the type can be set to either "IKEv2", "IPSec" or "L2TP". However, as I understand it "L2TP" use "IPSec" for encryption and "IKEv1" for authentication, so it find the ...
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How to override DNS resolver ordering while connected to L2TP VPN

OS: macOS Mojave 10.14 (18A389) Current network setup: Local domain: home.rossipedia.com Subnet: 172.16.10.0/24 Gateway / DHCP server / DNS server: 172.16.10.1 Output of scutil --dns: DNS ...
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Is there a way to toggle VPN in iOS shortcuts?

Is there a way to toggle VPN trough shortcuts in iOS 12? Looked into it, but can't really find anything.
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How can I “listen” for a VPN disconnect via Applescript and reconnect to the VPN when that occurs?

I have an Applescript that will connect my VPN profile when my computer boots. However, if my computer sleeps, the VPN connection is broken and the script doesn't reconnect it. Also, if there is a ...
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l2tp over ipsec on mac osx 10.13.4

I want to find l2tp over ipsec in macOS 10.13.4 but only get l2tp/ipsec. Is l2tp over ipsec canceled ? I tried to select the option and connect VPN. But it is not working and I get the connection ...