Resolved How to establish my own VPN?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by brinary001, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. brinary001 macrumors 6502a

    brinary001

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    I'm moving into an off-campus apartment in a few weeks, and word is that those who live there get the hammer brought down on them by the office IT staff if they're found to be doing not-so-good things on the building network. How can I make my own VPN, or do anything that would privatize my network activities for that matter, so I don't have any prying eyes?
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

    BrianBaughn

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    What you need is to connect to an external VPN server with VPN client software, be it the built-in VPN software on the Mac or a third party client.

    You should confirm that the network at the apartment will allow you to connect to a VPN as the IT folks in charge do have the ability to block certain activity.

    If you are able to do the above remember that the VPN connection will prevent them from seeing exactly what you're doing, but will not prevent them from seeing your data upload/download rates and totals.
     
  3. brinary001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    brinary001

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    Got it. Thank you!
     

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