How to use VPN (not set it up...)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by whardy7, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. whardy7 macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2014
    I've been through quite a learning curve setting up VPN. I now have it to where it will connect, both inside and outside my network. But, I feel really ignorant that I can't figure out how to access my files. I made the assumption that the server would show up in the Finder just like it does if I were on the network locally. Is this not the case? If it is, I wonder why I can't see it. If that is not how it works, how do I access the files? I have scoured the internet looking for how to actually USE a VPN, but everything seems to be focused on setting it up.

    Thank you for any help.

  2. whardy7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2014
    Access files through VPN...

    Figured it out. After connecting, I chose Connect To Server from the Go menu in the Finder. I entered the server ip address (not the external ip) and it connected right up. I found that piece of advice buried somewhere so I decided to post it here for anyone else that might need it.

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