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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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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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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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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Allow macOS to use nameservers provided by tap0 interface

I have a script that establishes a VPN connection and assigns an address to tap0 via DHCP. It looks like the DHCP server is providing nameserver entries (in resolver #2): $scutil --dns DNS ...
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How to prevent nextDNS VPN profile from being deleted on reboot on macOS 10.15 Catalina

I use nextDNS from the Mac App Store to manage all my DNS queries. The program is set to launch at login and when it first launches the following dialog window opens: Selecting 'Allow' stores a VPN ...
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IKEv2 disconnects on native Mac OS VPN client after 8 minutes

Somehow, exactly on 8 minutes, my VPN tunnel to our WatchGuard Firebox M270 disconnects. I'm on the same internet connection as some of my other colleagues that have no problem connecting to the other ...
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Mac Mail keeps failing to connect my accounts (Gmail, iCloud and a POP)

Mac mail connects and then disconnects with no discernable pattern. Connection doctor just spins and says it can't connect to the server. BUT... if I am connected to a VPN then everything works fine....
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How to Configure EndPoint Security VPN in order to route some traffic to it?

I'm using EndPoint Security VPN software in order to connect to VPN. Once it's connected I can not access any webpage, but I can still connect to the Client's environment. How do I configure my mac ...
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F5 - MacOS - Error Code, Routing Table Cannot Be Patched

I've been having issues with connecting to F5 VPN with the newer Macbook Pro with the i9 Processor 15" running the Mojave macOS. It goes through the checks ok and before it connects it disconnects ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can't establish VPN with Mac Cisco

I am trying to connect to Universities VPN. I am using Cisco anyconnect. That is the error I have: The VPN connection is not allowed via a local proxy. This can be changed through AnyConnect profile ...
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Safari can't access to ipv6 address whereas Chrome can do

When using Cisco OpenConnect client there are no problems resolving IPv6 only sites. However while using open source openconnect command line client from brew Safari can't resolve IPv6 only sites. ...
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Can a VPN be set on the personal hotspot in iOS 9.3?

We're looking at deploying iPads using Apple Configurator, but one concern is the Personal Hotspot. We tried to hide the Settings app so it couldn't be turned on, but it doesn't look like that's ...
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Multiple VPNs active on iOS?

Is it possible to have more than one VPN active at a time on iOS?
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Script to start my VPN if I'm connected to a specific Network / SSID [El Capitan update]

I'm searching an AppleScript to automatically start my University VPN if I'm connected to the University network. I already found some solutions for older OS X Versions, but they're not working ...
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Concurrent VPN connection on Max OS X

I need to to connect to a VPN for internet access. While I'm connected to that VPN I need to connect to another VPN for accessing local data on that network. When I'm try to connect, the first VPN ...
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Why does the updating of the default route entry of physical interface take 1 minute in Mac OS X

I created a logical interface using my VPN Application and added the default route - in the routing table as my logical interface. To add the default route programmatically, I have to delete the ...
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yosemite DNS resolution woes over IPSec tunnels / VPN

I am connecting to a Cisco IPSec tunnel from MacOS to a hosted pfsense box that is running a number of other IPSec site-to-sites happily, and the DNS resolution is not working. I also am in full ...
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Define Route with Gateway and NetIf

Hi I'm using some VPN software that isn't the default OSx VPN support. When it connects it clobbers my routing table, putting all traffic through the VPN. What I want to do is have something like ...
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Establish VPN Connection with Cisco RV220W w/o 3rd Party Software

I'm trying to set up and establish a VPN connection between my MacBook Air and the Cisco RV220W in my office. The IPsec setup is extremely confusing and the built in client in OS X is pretty straight ...
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Mac backup through VLAN

I have 5 users with Mac laptops who want an automatic backup to be performed whenever they get to one of the three sites of their business (3 VLAN's connected via VPN). The Mac users connect to the ...
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iPhone 5 can't open webpages when VPN is on

I'm using iPhone 5 and iPad 2, not jailbroken, with iOS 6.1.4 and VPN turned on. Safari and any other browser apps can't open pages.
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VPN in OSX is ignoring the subnet mask from DHCP

We've set up a VPN in our office, and are having problems connecting the native VPN client in OSX. Our DHCP subnet mask is 255.128.0.0, but when we check the connection in ifconfig it reports as 255....
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iPad - Setup both PPTP and L2TP VPNs - blocked by firewall - can I use the 'Proxy' settings to evade?

I'm using the VPN Express app to setup PPTP and L2TP connections. It automatically sets the VPN profiles up successfully for me. When I try to connect, get error messages telling me that the server ...
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How do I configure a VPN in Lion?

I've tried to configure VPN in Lion (both L2TP and PPTP), but it never connected successfully. The same VPN works fine in Windows 7 and the iPad and other mobile devices, so I think it could be a ...
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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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When connected to VPN using the built-in VPN service, is all my internet traffic routed through the VPN connection?

I have configured a VPN service using only the built-in options from OS X. I have configured it as follows: Interface: VPN VPN Type: Cisco IPSec Service name: ... I don't have any settings under ...
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Running some processes and not others over VPN

I'm looking to secure some apps on macOS using an OpenVPN connection. I want the apps not to work when the VPN isn't active. I can't necessarily track which servers the apps are trying to access, so ...
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How to share wired VPN connection with Wi-Fi clients using Mac Internet Sharing

Configuration: iMac (El Capitan) with wired Ethernet connection to LAN & Internet router. Running "Fastest VPN" software, successfully accesses VPN servers in other cities. Both the ...
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DNS problems with Wireguard VPN

I am using wireguard Application to establish a VPN between my Mac running (Catalina 10.15.6) and my home. At home I run two RPi: one with wireguard in docker one with Pihole in docker (IP 192.168....
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Is it possible to set the MTU of an IKEv2/IPsec VPN provisionning provile?

I am self-hosting my own strongSwan VPN and, for some reason, my mobile carrier doesn’t support MTU higher than 1280 (see https://serverfault.com/questions/1025577/what-can-cause-an-ios-device-to-be-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...