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Questions tagged [vpn]

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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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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Mojave 10.14 - How do I change default VPN Ciphers offered

After upgrading to Mojave, I can't connect my L2TP o IPSec client to the head-end any more. I can see in the head-end logs that it is not offering an acceptable enc/hash/DHgroup combination. I had ...
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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 ...
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Per-App VPN for a third-party app: possible? How?

I need to set up per-app VPN as a way to ensure that several apps I installed from App Store are using only internet traffic over VPN, but not using non-VPN traffic at all. I'm not a corporate user, ...
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Tunnelblick won't run after Time Machine restore to a ne mac

I use Tunnelblick on a daily basis to connect to my work network. It used to run great, however after I got a new mac and restored data from a time machine backup, issues began. First, let's clear ...
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Sharing a TUN VPN connection with Android & iOS for traffic interception

I have two interfaces: - A physical WLAN interface with 802.1x auth (en0) - A virtual TUN interface with VPN (invisible in Network Settings) (utun1) I have mobiles (both rooted Android and ...
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Traffic doesn't transmit over l2tp/ipsec vpn tunnel in Sierra [Software, VPN]

I set up a vpn server on VPS, using strongswan, l2tpd, and ppp. Just use PSK to do authentication and no cert. I connect the VPN on my MAC successfully. But I noticed that all the traffic on my MAC ...
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How to easily forward/redirect all network traffics through local socks port 1080?

How to easily forward/redirect all network traffics through local socks port 1080? I did google this before asking question. I found this link and this link and others too. But there is no simple ...
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How to enforce that all traffic from iOS app goes through VPN? [duplicate]

I need to make sure that one of the apps I use can only use internet traffic that goes through VPN. How, as a non-corporate user, can I achieve that? Can per-app VPN settings enabled with a custom ...
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macOS cannot connect to OpenVPN using Shimo - Kext error

I am trying to connect to a VPN network using a OpenVPN profile I have imported to Shimo, but it fails showing this message. Shimo could not load its tun/tap kernel extensions, which are required ...
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MacBook Pro Connects to Wi-Fi but not the Internet

I am on a MacBook Pro 2012 running macOS 10.11. Recently, I have been having a problem with my Wi-Fi. Specifically, whenever I disconnect from one Wi-Fi network and attempt to connect to another in ...
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Surprisingly many network interfaces on macOS: are these legitimate?

ifconfig reveals a surprisingly long list of network interfaces on my MacBook, which is running macOS High Sierra (10.13.6): lo0, gif0, stf0, XHC20, en0, p2p0, awdl0, en1, en2, bridge0, utun0. There ...
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VPN configuration to access Internet Sharing subnet without access to LAN router

I am running a home VPN server on my iMac (OS X 10.13's native L2TP/IPSec). The same machine is also running Internet Sharing. I would like clients to be able to access a machine on the Internet ...
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How to stop a VPN server launched with vpnd

I have a home VPN set up (OS X's native L2TP/IPsec on a 10.13 machine). I appreciate that the recommended way to start this would be via launchctl but, accepting that I invoked vpnd directly: sudo /...
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Proxy Problems with Pulse Secure VPN on Some Network Connections

I am having some issues with my VPN and Proxy on MacOS High Sierra. I connect to my company network via the Pulse Secure client VPN. The company network had a proxy server setup to hit the outside, ...
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App to lock my iPhone for some time [closed]

I already asked a similar question sometime ago (though that was focused on free apps) and the answers were negative, but I've done some research and it seems there could be a way. Basically, I’m ...
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AnyConnect connection through VPN Settings

I have an iPad with iOS 11.3. I have installed the Cisco AnyConnect app to connect to my companies VPNs. It connects to each of them fine. I can view the connection when connected in the Settings app ...
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can't connect to ssl vpn client on high sierra

I'm desperate to find a way to connect to my company vpn using my mac. It's an ssl vpn using login/password. I can't find anyway
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I'm using the f5 software connect to VPN, but errors out with TunnelServer already launched

I'm using the BIG-IP f5 vpn client on my MacBookPro. Most of the time it works fine. Sometimes when my VPN does not exit cleanly I can no longer connect to the VPN. No matter how many times I try ...
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Is it possible to WIFI call through a vpn on IOS?

So my mobile carrier recently begun supporting WIFI calling for iPhones. After setting it up on my phone, i have found that it does not work at my school. After looking at the protocol list that can ...
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Unable to access web through VPN

I've had VPN setup on my OS X Server forever, but I've only used it for remote access to manage the server itself, never as a pass through to the internet at large. It occurred to me that when I ...
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How to enable option to save credentials in Viscosity VPN?

Apparently sometimes Viscosity disables the option to save credentials into Keychain and even reinstalling the application does not bring it back. What is the trick to re-enable them?
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How to uninstall GlobalProtect VPN client?

GlobalProtect VPN client refuses to uninstall the regular drag-app-to-trash way. Their recommended method is to download the original .pkg installer and use its uninstall feature. This isn't always ...
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VPN app/VPN macbook 2003 10.6.8 [closed]

i have a 2003 10.6.8 and i am not able to install vpn app as it prompt me that my macbook need to have 62 bit intel processor, can someone please advice or recommend an vpn app for my macbook please ?...
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Restart network config from terminal

I've been having a problem where my macbook won't reconnect to the internet after I turn off my work VPN. A simple reboot fixes this, but I was wondering if there was a way I could restart the network ...
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Can't delete an application in /Library

I made the error of trusting bitdefender and now I can't delete BitDefender VPN. I tried to use sudo chflags nouchg, sudo chmod 777 and then sudo rm -rf but my mac's response is always "Operation not ...