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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What is causing this 'network is down' error?

I just upgraded my MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) from Sierra to High Sierra 10.13.2. I habitually use Cisco AnyConnect to access my corporate network. I use the macOs built-in ssh client to access ...
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shrewsoft vpn mac client

My question relates to the solution posted here in this forum: This appears to be the only solution I have found in over a year trying that actually appears to be working, so thanks! However, ... I ...
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Wrong Account Name with Certificate Authentication for VPN

I installed a user certificate and the enterprise CA onto an iOS device (iOS11). The user certificate contains UPN (User Principal Name) in its alternative subject name. I then tried to set up an ...
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Who creates utun0 adapter?

Today I looked at the interfaces on my Mac and so I saw the adapter "utun0" on the Mac, this is just for VPN Connections or "Back to my Mac" thought. I have never VPN enabled and "Back to my Mac" is ...
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IPv6 dns resolution on macOS High Sierra

My ISP provides me only with an IPv4 address. After setting up a connection to my university OpenVPN server, I get an IPv6 address. With an example IPv6 address www6.fit.vutbr.cz I can: host www6....
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How to fix Private Internet Access' kill switch?

When you enable Private Internet Access' kill switch, you can only have internet when you are connected to the VPN. When you disable it, you should have internet even if the VPN is not enabled. The ...
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share IKEv2 VPN connection via internet sharing (High Sierra)

I am able to select non-IKEv2 VPN connections as network interfaces to share via "Internet Sharing", but am unable to share the IKEv2 connection. How do I share the IKEv2 connection via internet ...
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Internet Sharing from Mac(LAN) to iPhone USB

I'ld like to enable internet sharing b/w my Mac iPhone. I've enabled Internet Sharing and selected VPN and in options to computer using - I've selected iPhone USB. I'm still not able to connect to ...
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iOS wifi options with built in VPN

When connecting to wifi on iOS via the settings application there are some wifi networks listed that have a second line that says something like “protected by CyberGhost”, does that mean that the wifi ...
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Replacement for obselete OpenDNS Umbrella App on iPhone

I have been a Prosumer OpenDNS Umbrella customer for years, but their App isn't being upgraded to 64-bit, so it won't work with iOS 11. It provides Umbrella's protections and also allows filtering by ...
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OSX High Sierra - Files and Folders show as empty/invisible in Finder, but are still there

I am running the latest version of High Sierra. Both my user Library/Application Support and main Library/Application Support are completely empty when opened in Finder (see screenshot). I was asked ...
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How to share company Tunnelblick VPN (via Wifi) over Ethernet?

I have a company-issued 2017 MacBook Pro (4 x Thunderbolt 3 ports, macOS Sierra 10.12.6). My IT has installed Tunnelblick VPN so that I access company-internal servers over WiFi at home. I would like ...
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VPN verbose logging on High Sierra

I'm having problems connecting over VPN on certain networks and I'd like to look at the VPN log. According to https://support.apple.com/en-ie/guide/mac-help/set-advanced-vpn-options-mh11941 I can set ...
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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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How can I programmatically detect the presence of a VPN?

I'd like to be able to programmatically detect the presence of a VPN on a Mac. Detecting if a VPN connection is active programmatically shows what the output of netstat -nr will look like when a VPN ...
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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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macOS 10.12.6: Panic, assertion failed: ifp->if_sndbyte_total >= len, bsd/netinet/in_pcb.c, line: 3458

I am getting sporadic kernel panics like this: *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 3 caller 0xffffff80189d435f): assertion failed: ifp->if_sndbyte_total >= len, file: /Library/Caches/com.apple.xbs/...
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Dual WiFi network cards route outgoing traffic to specific cards

Let's say I have two wireless networks I can connect to, alpha and beta. In this scenario the alpha wifi gives me access to a specific intranet and specific sites I need to access, and blocks ...
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How to uninstall hide.me VPN?

I'd like to uninstall Hide.me VPN (e.g. following the instructions on https://www.uninstallmacapp.com/hideme-1-12-removal.html), but I can't seem to get rid of it. Firstly, I open the 'task manager', ...
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How did NordVPN implement the kill switch in their iOS app?

NordVPN provides an app for their customers that manages the VPN connection to their servers. The app comes with a kill switch feature that ensures that all network traffic goes through this ...
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Can't connect to the internet after removing VPN

I installed the Star VPN application from the App Store and connected to United States VPN. Everything was working fine until I removed the application. I'm able to access some Bigger or famous sites ...
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Forticlient: SSL VPN timeout

I'm using Forticlient to connect to a customer's VPN. It used to work on my MacOS, but it suddendly stopped with apparently no reason. After that I never managed to make it work again on my computer, ...
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Loss of Internet while on VPN on Mac

I have to connect to Cisco AnyConnect VPN from my Mac for work. Whenever I do, I lose the Internet. My routing table before connecting; Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway ...
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macOS native VPN can't cifs:// into file server on another network

I have configured the macOS' native VPN to connect from location (a) to location (b), and now I would like to access the Thecus file storage server I have at location (b). Accordingly, pressing cmdK ...
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Ikev2 vs IPSec VPN protocols

I would like to know the differences between ikev2 and IPSec. Differences as in speed, security, stuff like that. I've tried googling but I can't find an article focused on specifically IPSec and ...
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Sharing my VPN connection on macOS Sierra via WiFi

Using MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) with macOS Sierra 10.12.5 (16F73), I have a VPN connection through Pulse Secure on my WiFi, and I would like to share it with my mobile device, so I got a ...
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How to get OpenVPN details from macOS to iOS

I have a VPN which I connect to on my MacBook with Tunnelblick. I would like to setup my iPhone 6 to connect to the same VPN, however I am struggling to find an app or way to do this. In Tunnelblick, ...
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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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MacOS Sierra Launch Daemon won't start VPN service before login prompt

I'm trying to get a new MacBook Pro running the latest version of Sierra to connect to my corporate VPN before the login screen. My machine is connected via Ethernet so I don't have to try and start ...
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How can I set up an Apple TV (4th gen) connection to a PPTP/L2TP VPN?

I have in the offices an Apple TV with a custom app that allows each office to see a dashboard with data. The problem is that this data is in the main server, in the office headquarters. Is there ...
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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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Routing to/from VPN to WAN

I'm running a Mac Mini server, IP 192.168.2.2. When users connect remotely, often they have issues because their network at home (or wherever) happens to also be 192.168.2.x. So I instructed server....
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Intempestive remote server/connection failed windows

I have the following connection failed message on OSX 10.12.4. I'm used to access to a distant hard drive through a VPN (Cisco Anyconnect), but I removed that connection and the vpn software about two ...
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Any way to restart LogMeIn Hamachi on a remote machine?

LogMeIn Hamachi is crashing on a remote Mac, and I need to restart it without restarting the machine (because then I would lose access entirely.) I tried un/re-loading the global agent/daemons: /...
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Google chrome auto refresh

When I try to load a page in Google Chrome without Wi-Fi and then turn on Wi-Fi the page refreshes automatically. I do not want this because I don't have time to turn on a VPN before the page loads. ...
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Can't switch on Wi Fi after internet sharing stops due to VPN dropout

We use a VPN to get around geoblocking because we now live in a different country to our native homeland. We do this by using an iMac to connect to the internet via an ethernet cable. I then connect ...
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In iOS, is there any way for me to bypass a VPN for specific websites?

I'm trying to set up a IKEv2 VPN on my iPhone that uses "connect on demand". However, there's a few websites where it's important for me to not use the VPN when connecting to them. Is there any way I ...
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In MacOS, how can I bypass a VPN for a specific site using its hostname?

I'm setting up an IKEv2 VPN in macOS 10.12.3. It's working, but I'd like to configure specific websites to bypass the VPN. I'm aware of a method using the route command to add a static route, but ...
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Forcing macOS Sierra L2TP client to use specific interface

I've got a WiFi (en0) and Ethernet (en8) connection on my machine. Each interface is on a separate network and en0 has priority over en8. The gateway for en0 is 192.168.100.1 and for en8 it is 172.20....
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Monitor connection status of VPN and reconnect if disconnected

I can connect to my VPN with : /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpn connect SERVER I can check the connection status with: /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpn status That gives a printout of Cisco AnyConnect ...
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Cisco AnyConnect: Certificate Failure while ssh'd in

/opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin vpn connect HOST works from the command line, but not after ssh localhost. How can I make these certificates available to myself after ssh'ing in?
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iOS VPN On Demand with multiple VPNs

I have 2 VPNs that I have created on demand profiles for. One is for an OpenVPN server that connects when my iPad is on cellular and disconnects otherwise. The other one automatically connects only on ...
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VPN client no longer connecting

A colleague of mine has a Mac which is no longer able to connect to our office VPN. It has worked in the past, and nothing has changed in his VPN-settings nor on the server side. (Other Mac users with ...
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How does ExpressVPN work in OS X?

I've just installed ExpressVPN, which connects via an app. While it's connected, there is no extra VPN connection listed in System Preferences->Network, and the menu bar VPN status does not ...
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iOS hotspot + VPN behavior

I routinely use the Personal Hotspot feature on my iPhone. Recently, I have set up a personal OpenVPN server (per here) to use with my phone. However, I don't seem to be able to use both at the same ...
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How to Remove Default Web Browser Option

I installed Private Internet Access VPN and then uninstalled it with CleanMyMac. As far as I can tell there is no PIA folders or files left on the computer (I could be wrong of course). I noticed that ...
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OSX server 5.2 VPN type missing

OSX server 5.2 is supposed to have this drop-down menu "Configure VPN for" but I don't have it. I'm not able to select the type of VPN at all, I'm not sure why : how can I have this option back?
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Quit VPN before Auto Shutdown

I have the Mac mini to shutdown at a specific time. However I have a VPN running, and when the Mac shuts down, the VPN asks "Yes or No." Since I'm not in front of the mac, it keeps the shut down from ...
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pfctl config to allow VPN host names instead of IP addresses in OpenVPN connection

I would like to use VPN domain names instead of IP addresses to only allow some VPN servers on my Mac. I did everything here to set up pfctl to only allow some VPN servers to open access to some ...
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How to reconnect VPN by using Tunnelblick from command line?

The use case is that I need a particular VPN connected at all times on one of my servers which runs macOS. It's set up with Tunnelblick. And I know how to re-connect to it manually using Tunnelblick ...