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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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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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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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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A Cisco AnyConnect VPN alternative on El Capitan?

Is it possible to use OpenConnect or some other VPN alternative on El Capitan? Has anyone done is successfully? The only software I've been able to find saying it is possible is http://www.feingeist....
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A Mac OS X VPN client that can import a .VPN file

I have a .vpn file that I use on Windows with the Shrew Soft VPN Client that has the connection details (excluding the username and password). Is there an equivalent client for Mac OS X that will ...
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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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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 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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Where can I see Cisco IPSec VPN logs?

I'm running Sierra and trying to connect to VPN network using a certificate. When I press the Connect button I get an error: An unexpected error occurred. Try reconnecting. If the problem continues,...
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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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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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VPN connection in OSX fails after a certain amount of reconnects

When using a a IPSec VPN in OSX, I'm getting prompted to re-enter my password every ~45 minutes. After a certain amount of re-connects, no further connection will succeed. I have to restart the laptop ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Reverse tethering an iPhone 4s with dead Murata wifi/bt chip

I have found a way to reverse tether an iOS device, or connect it to the internet over the usb cable only. Many older ways to do this required an active data connection as you would set the proxy for ...
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Installed openvpn with brew but it doesn't appear to be installed correctly

I installed openvpn with brew. The installation went fine, no errors or missing dependencies. But now when I try to run it: users-MBP:~ user$ brew install openvpn Warning: openvpn-2.3.7 already ...
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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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Can't connect to L2TP over IPSec VPN from Mac 10.12.4

Have troubles with connecting to my VPN from Mac. Using default Mac client, pre-shared secret. Also this works well on iOS 10.3.2 from the same Wi-Fi network. Firewall is disable, no Little Snitch. ...
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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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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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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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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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How to automount a network share once OpenVPN has connected? (Using Tunnelblick)

Does anyone know how to automatically mount a network share once a VPN connection using Tunnelblick has connected? Right now I have to connect and then do a cmd+K in the finder to connect to the AFP ...
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Enable VPN debug on macOS Sierra?

I'm trying to debug a Cisco IPSec VPN issue (using native OSX VPN, not a separate client) but I can't find any options to turn on debugging. Looking around the net it seems there was options in the ...
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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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What is the difference between Personal VPN vs VPN Configuration profiles?

I noticed that the VPN menu in the iPhone settings menu has two different kinds of VPN connections and I am troubled by it. There are two different types of VPN connections shown, Personal VPN ...
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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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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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Cannot add wireless network in Mavericks in System Preferences

I accidentally deleted the wifi connection on my macbook pro (I went to System Preference > Network, i tried to delete a VPN but accidentally deleted the WIFI connection as well). Now if I add a WIFI ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to keep a VPN connection alive on an iPhone?

I connect to a bunch of WiFi hot spots with my iPhone, and love that I have a VPN option. One thing I don't love is that it disconnects from the VPN if the screen ever goes blank. How can I keep ...
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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 ...