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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Can I debug iOS device with remote OS X desktop through VPN?

The situation I'm having now is like: A OS X desktop is in my home. I'll bring a Windows laptop and an iPhone with me outside all the time. I want to develop iOS applications with my Windows laptop,...
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Knowledge Request- Automatically Log Out of Google Services Script

TL;DR- is there a way to set Gmail to automatically log itself out? I am in the process of distancing myself from Google's services, and while it is inevitable that one will always interact with ...
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If I was to check if a network service Thunderbridge or Bluetooth was enabled how would I do that it in terminal?

From Terminal, it lists that my MAC has six network services: Bluetooth DUN USB Ethernet Wi-Fi (also known as AirPort) Bluetooth PAN Thunderbolt Bridge and VPN My question is this: I want to ...
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ios/mobileconfig ikev2 ondemand via apple configurator 2

I am trying to use Apple Configurator 2 downloaded from AppStore, and I cannot find ondemand settings in the vpn section. Please help. I can manually add ondemand section to my plist and it works. If ...
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How do I bypass a VPN for Continuity to Work?

When on a VPN (such as Private Internet Access) Continuity and Handoff stop working. Some VPN's such as PIA have a feature to exclude certain IP addresses, networks, or executables from the VPN. To ...
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Slow download on my MBpro, only via browser

Since last week, whenever I try to download things through my browser it starts at the usual speed (up to 18 Mbps) then starts to slow down until it reaches about 500 kbps and stays at that speed. All ...
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Share Internet between two Macbook Pros (thunderbolt)

WHAT I WANT TO ACHIEVE I have two Macbook Pros (Mojave 10.14.6) with me in a country different than US. A and B. What I need and requirements: I want computer B to be connected from a US IP address ...
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Can't browse internet from browser after connecting to VPN. Skype still works

I am connecting my office VPN using Cisco AnyConnect. After connecting to VPN I can't connect to internet from browsers. However, skype still works. How to resolve ?
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WiFi constantly disconnecting on iOS 13.5 / iPhone XR

I have noticed recently that my iPhone XR quickly flicks from WiFi to cellular and back to WiFi (taking around 1 second) when I wake it. Sometimes this happens after the device is locked for less than ...
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Cannot connect to my remote IP address without a reboot, multiple pieces of software affected

I just recently switched back to Mac OS after using a Windows 10 machine for a year. I have noticed an issue that existed with my previous Macbook Pro, and is now plaguing my new machine. I have a ...
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Share Internet through thunderbolt between two Macbook Pros

WHAT I WANT TO ACHIEVE I have two Macbook Pros (Mojave 10.14.6) with me in a country different than US. A and B. What I need and requirements: I want computer B to be connected from a US IP address ...
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Wifi gets disconnected when connecting to VPN via Cisco AnyConnect Client

I have a Macbook Pro 2017 model. Whenever I try to connect to VPN via Cisco AnyConnect Client, my wifi gets disconnected. I have to again restart my router and try with the Cisco client again. In 2-3 ...
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Prevent any direct internet traffic when OpenVPN is down

If OpenVPN down how to prevent any direct internet traffic (http or whole tcp) on MacOS except local network?
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Macbook Air on Catalina freezes upon waking when connected to VPN

My Macbook Air freezes for like 30 seconds up to a minute if I have my VPN active and try to wake it up while it is trying to connect to the vpn. Seems like as soon as the connection is established ...
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Website unreachable / PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR / tries connects to localhost instead

Since some weeks I have a very strange issue, where I'm stuck how to further debug, specially as I'm more of a Linux Guy in front of a MacOS (10.15.4) From time to time I get in Firefox/Chrome a ...
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Airport Time Capsule no Passthrough for Dual Routers

The goal is a secondary VPN router since Airport Time Capsule doesn’t have that built-in capability. I’m not sure if Apple Routers have a setting to click for passthrough traffic or if I’m configuring ...
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Using Mac to connect PlayStation 4 to VPN

I am trying to set up my PlayStation to have VPN set up. I have a Mac. I thought about buying a router, but it is too expensive, and I don't need a wireless setup. My Mac doesn't have LAN ports, so I ...
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Unable to connect to L2TP server

I'm currently running Catalina, 10.15.4, and have been unsuccessful in connecting to an L2TP server set up on a Windows Server machine. Two other Mac laptops, one on my own network and one at a ...
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MacBook takes a long time to log in when VPN disconnects

I use a VPN to connect to websites I use all day for work. Occasionally, I will lock my computer and leave it for a while (e.g. during lunch). When I return, it will often take several minutes to log ...
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On MacOS How can I get the IPSec and IKEv1 SA information details

I am trying to debug an issue where some clients can sometimes not get to one of the subnets that is defined in the VPN server Traffic Of Interest ACL. On the Mac, how can I get the details of the ...
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OpenVPN: No internet connection with cli-tool

I want to use my Surfshark vpn account with OpenVPN. I want to use it at my MacBook (High Sierra), two headless Ubuntu servers and I want to be able to change servers with python programs. Therefor I ...
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VPN Server Address with path

My VPN provider offers different profiles to connect to by putting in a path after the server address. I'm able to do this with the Cisco AnyConnect client but using the native VPN I get an error ...
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Is it possible to use AirDrop and Sidecar with a mac on a VPN?

I need to use a VPN on my mac from time to time. While I'm doing so, it interferes with the ability to use AirDrop and Sidecar. My VPN has the ability to whitelist certain apps, so is there a ...
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Can OS X use SmartCards (YubiKeys) for VPN authentication?

By all appearances this should be simple: I have a YubiKey configured as a SmartCard and paired with my OS X user account. It works fine in all respects: I can use it to authenticate to OS X, and my ...
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How to use Network Utility to troubleshoot SMB issue over VPN

What commands could I use with Network Utility to figure where SMB file sharing is being blocked over a VPN connection? A successful connection is able to be established from a remote VPN client to ...
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VPN breaks AirDrop, Sidecar etc. - any idea how to set up VPN to enable them?

My workplace uses Cisco AnyConnect VPN (but I have seen same problems with other VPNs as well, eg. here) and it seems to break AirDrop, Sidecar and similar Apple's local network services. While I am ...
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pf: Dynamically add rule to nat-anchor

I connect to a Cisco VPN Server and want to share that connection via wifi. Using the macOS Internet Sharing feature, I can only select one interface to share - either my LAN adapter, or the VPN ...
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Restrict access to certain websites without VPN

So I'd like to disable some connections to certain IPs and websites without a VPN activated for security purposes so I wouldn't mess up and go to that certain website without a VPN enabled, I wonder ...
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Share Checkpoint VPN with OS X Internet Sharing

I want to share my VPN connection over wifi using Internet Sharing, but something doesn't work. My current setup is: Macbook Pro: macOS Mojave 10.14.6 VPN client: CheckPoint Endpoint Security for ...
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How can I track down the process that started a VPN interface on Catalina?

This seems to happen each time I connect to a WiFi, the ipsec interface goes up with a PTP VPN config with description, VPN: ProtonVPN. I've deleted every ProtonVPN artifact I can find and still the ...
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Cisco AnyConnect fails to install on MacOS 10.13.6 latest update due to inability to create /opt/ directory at the root

I have been using Cisco AnyConnect through my institution to connect to my work VPN. However, I have been experiencing issues lately. I cannot even launch or reinstall Cisco AnyConnect on MacOS 10.3....
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SSTP Client with Search Domains

I am connecting to my work's vpn via sstp-client on my mac. Everything is working except that I cannot use short names in urls. For example, if I type "servera" it doesn't resolve to anything. If I ...
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How to ignore warning for program that connects to VPN

I have to click accept/allow on this dialog everytime I launch a process that goes out to the web via the VPN..is there some env var I can set which can ignore the warning?
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How do I trigger Appstore check for app updates manually?

I'm using a firewall and by default, everything, including checking for updates is blocked. In some situations, I'd like to disable the firewall and trigger such checks manually. How do I do that?
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Macbook internet speeds are slow; fine on other devices

I have Verizon Fios 50/50. For the past 2 weeks, my speed tests on my macbook pro were more like 5/5. After reading another comment about NordVPN, I deleted my wifi settings files and deleted NordVPN ...
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How to get ufw(8)-like (Uncomplicated Firewall) functionality for macOS firewall?

How can I get ufw(8)-like (Linux Uncomplicated Firewall) functionality for macOS firewall? ufw enables per-IP-address/subnets and per-IP-port configuration. I see no way to do this with macOS sharing ...
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VPN Cisco over IPSec service does not appear in the set order window

I have an active VPN (Cisco over IPSec) connection but I cannot move the service to the top of the list since it does not appear in the service list. The VPN (L2TP) service does appear but the VPN (...
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Can't route specified site traffic to direct WiFi connection, to avoid VPN

macOS Catalina 10.15.2 WiFi on en0 (MAC xx:xx:xx:xx:85:80) VPN — Wireguard CLI (utun2) I have a permanent VPN connection and all traffic is going through it. But I need to route traffic for music....
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How to route *only* external traffic over VPN using viscosity?

I have a media server (mac mini running Sierra) that is connected to a VPN service using Viscosity. I have another application running (Streambaby, for those curious) that allows my TiVo devices ...
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OpenVPN connects but my public IP remains the same?

I just bought a new router that supports OpenVPN, which I enabled. I then downloaded the official OpenVPN client from openvpn.org and set it up. Connecting to my router seems to work fine (that is, ...
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SSH tunnel over VPN

I am using a VPN software which, like all VPNs, changes the system configuration in certain ways to make use of their servers. Sometimes, I need to use an SSH tunnel proxy. I use Sidestep which ...
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Macbook freezes upon waking when connected to VPN

I have a 2019 15" MacBook Pro running OS X Mojave (10.14.6) (company laptop, so can't update yet) and I have a weird problem. When I am connected to the company VPN (via the built-in client, no third ...
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How to create an IKE PSK VPN connection using console only?

In Apache Cloud Stack, user can easily create StrongSwan based VPN endpoints allowing connections using the following credentials: VPN endpoint user name user password preshared key string PSK Is ...
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Each time I turn on or off my VPN, it will ask for the permission “trying to modify this system network configuration”

How can I give permission to my VPN once and it won't ask again?
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Tunnelblick on macOS - failed to load - (libkern/kext)

I get the following error message when I try to connect to my VPN server: openvpnstart log: Loading tap-notarized.kext stderr from kextload: /Applications/Tunnelblick.app/Contents/Resources/...
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How to setup remote access on a Mac

I need to work remotely and connect to a company network from my Mac over the internet. How do I set this up? I've looked at different software such as OpenVPN and Tunnelblick. I'm not sure how to set ...
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Including apps on the PerApp VPN section on iPadOS

My company iPad supports per app VPN. So far only the VMWare Browser and Tableau (both installed from our company's App Catalog) are taking advantage of this. There are a couple of apps I would like ...
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VPN Server on Catalina

I set up a VPN server on my Mac Mini following the instructions on https://robintiwari.com/post/how-to-set-up-vpn-server-on-macos Assigning IP adresses from 201 to 216. The ports are open and ...
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Can't connect to Internet except via a VPN [duplicate]

A couple days ago all of a sudden my laptop stopped connecting to the Internet. For instance, if I open the Chrome browser (64-bit version 78.0.3904.97) and enter in the url textbox: apple....
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How can I forward web traffic from Mac to iPad?

I am trying to setup the iPad as a development station. Managed to ssh from it to my Mac, but the thing is, on the Mac I need to connect to a VPN to be able to access some websites. Those websites ...

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