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    macOS Ventura L2TP VPN - Missing?

    Not sure if I'm missing something here - or if Ventura is... Just wiped my MacBook Air M1 and installed a clean copy of Ventura 13.1 (usually wait for .1 updates to try to avoid early bugs - ha..) I have for years had an L2TP VPN connection into work - but now when I go to try setting it up...
  2. bogdanw

    Alternative to VPN connection in the new settings app

    For me, the VPN menu in Ventura’s settings app didn’t work properly. WireGuard and IKEv2 connection were not always initiated when toggling the button. I’ve deleted the Ventura volume today, but I’ve saved this AppleScript I used to easily connect to VPNs. Maybe someone finds it helpful. set...
  3. B

    Universal 1Blocker VPN

    Can I use the VPN that’s in 1Blocker to change my virtual location from the US to Canada (or anywhere else, for that matter)?
  4. M

    VPN L2TP not stable

    Hi! Having here Ventura 13.0 and very much troubles with keeping a VPN-Connection stable (route whole traffic through the tunnel). Connecting to our VPN (Ubiquity UniFi Network Application 7.2.95) is quick and OK. Downloading data and files after connection ist quick and OK. But uploading data...
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    eSIM + VPN is a disastrous combination

    VPN issue has persisted for years that the connection would drop when network environment changes or when CPU usage is high (when I'm updating apps). Reconnecting takes 3-4 minutes (all local VPNs that filter DNS, no traffic is routed to a remote server, so it's not an internet issue). Now...
  6. IDMah

    iPhone 11 turning on VPN - could it trigger new iPhone.

    Hello All. I got a notification my Apple ID is being used by a new iPhone. Could turning on my VPN cause iCloud to think it's a new device? Not particularly concern, just curious.
  7. hassiman

    iPhone 13 Pro Max Is There anything that can protect your iPhone/computer if you need to connect to public Wi-Fi in an airport or hotel?

    I was just wondering if there is anything that can protect your iPhone/computer if you need to connect to public Wi-Fi in an airport or hotel? My wife may need to use her Win laptop to connect to her office if something critical comes up when we are on vacation. I was thinking about a...
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    Will Apple Watch use iPhone's VPN?

    Hi all Considering getting the upcoming AW 8. However, I use a vpn on my iphone and in my experience this has caused some issues such as AirDrop between my macbook and iphone not working perhaps because airdrop thinks that my macbook and iphone are on different networks, due to the vpn...
  9. PowerPCFan

    Do you use antivirus and VPN on Mac?

    I use no protection, but should get some!
  10. Tobby

    VPNs are not as convenient as advertised

    Hi I would like to tell you my experience of using a VPN. This post is for those of you who don't subscribe to a VPN service and maybe wondering about doing so. I have used two of the major services, and I will try to only mention experiences directly correlated to a VPN service and not a...
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    Mac permissions change while on work VPN?

    I have my own personal Mac that I use at work. It seems that every time I VPN into the work network my terminal permissions change along with the hostname. It seems that they are able to manage my Mac. I do use Outlook signed in with my work credentials, but I am not sure if that allows them to...
  12. W

    Cannot use AirDrop while connected to VPN

    Hi all AirDrop is a beautiful feature and I really enjoy using it. It works just fine when I am not connected to VPN, but the moment I do, it stops working. I am connected to VPN, both on my phone and my macbook. I read somewhere that there is a config/setting that can be changed that will...
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    Wireguard VPN: System ignoring proxy settings

    Hi all, I'm using Wireguard to connect to the company VPN, which then requires a proxy server to access external websites. Once VPN is established I connect to a Firewall running authpf to establish routes, including access to the proxy. The proxy is configured correctly in Network Settings...
  14. twistedpixel8

    Constantly having to add a new "location" in Network preference pane

    This is driving me nuts and has done for years through several major versions of macOS. It happens all the time. Weekly at least. I wake the computer and go to use the internet but nothing loads. Try "" for example and Safari's loading progress bar goes to about 10% across (the...
  15. alex_free

    Tutorial: How To Modify .ovpn Files To Get A Working VPN On Snow Leopard

    I figured out how to modify the .ovpn files that my VPN service provides to make them work on Windows XP with the newest version of OpenVPN for XP work. Turns out, you can use Tunnelblick v3.5.25 ( on Mac OS X 10.4+ and if you modify the .ovpn...
  16. alex_free

    TunnelBlick Or Other OVPN For Tiger?

    I was playing around with OpenVPN on Windows XP on the Mac mini and I got the last version for XP working with my VPN provider by editing the .ovpn file to remove some settings it did not support. I want to see if i can do the same on Tiger, so I tried to download the last Tiger release and...
  17. Alvin777

    Totally Free VPN for macOS?

    Hello Apple and Mac friends. Any totally free, very good VPN recommends for macOS so we can watch this cute japanese anime Apple commercial: Thank you. God bless you.
  18. phrehdd

    Which VPN are you using and for what devices?

    As many clamour to make their systems more secure, some add VPN to their arsenol. Which VPN service are you using and why? Which devices of yours take advantage of VPN. Why individual VPN for each device. vs VPN on the router? Thoughts? I'm giving a quick investigation myself and was curious...
  19. doalex

    Help with VPN over PPtP (Primo VPN) on Catalina. Work but loosing my internet on Mac...

    Hi ! I need help with an issue with a VPN I just buyed to connect to my work computer. Help with the software team seems to be inexistant or so slow that I wont get an answer before Christmass time. I'm able to connect to my job without problem, but after this I loose my Internet on my Mac. I...
  20. L

    Norton screwed my Mac

    Hi Folks I installed Norton Security Deluxe on my MBP. It started making things wonky so I uninstalled it. However my VPN stopped working since then. I also am unable to access most VPN Provider websites since then. Safari does not even load those websites (ExpressVPN, NordVPN, VyprVPN). I am a...