No internet while connected to VPN (Private Internet Access)

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by RDAR, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. RDAR macrumors 6502

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    I installed the public beta release of OS X El Capitan on my Mid-2012 MacBook(i7,2.9ghz,8gb RAM,240GB SSD). I have my VPN connected and something funny is going on. The internet works fine on chrome but wont work on anything else. A webpage loads fine on chrome, but when I try the same webpage on safari or firefox, it just hangs. I've tried it for multiple sites and let it sit for 10 minutes but still wouldn't load. Everything on chrome works perfectly. Other internet related tasks do not work as well. Facetime calls, itunes (Apple Music), App Store don't load. However I have a network attached storage drive that works and can browse/play all my files. When I disconnect the VPN everything works perfectly. Actually I think El Capitan fixed the wifi. I've never had it this stable on Yosemite. It's been perfect for the past day and half since I installed El Capitan. It it just when the VPN is connected for some reason only google chrome will work. Has anyone had an issue similar to this. I've restarted the computer, reset wifi settings but still the same.
     
  2. spaghettieater macrumors newbie

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    first of, apple as been letting the whole vpn built in thing go to hell for a long time now even before ell capitan,
    i could barely use it anymore in yosemite. what im doing now is i use tunnelblick

    its actualy realy easy 2 use if u take the time to read all the option and understand it.

    most good vpn provider will provide with an openvpn file to add ur vpn account to tunelblick

    like that u can use ur vpn acount until apple gets is act together and fix/keep up to date the built in vpn thing
    wich in all honesty realy suck and lack modern feature like ,automaticly connect to a vpn when the computer is started
    and reconect it automaticly if disconsted
     
  3. TheBuffather macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps adjusting your firewall settings well help. How-to.
     
  4. spaghettieater macrumors newbie

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    ive run into what he said, and adjusting built in firewall and extarnel fire did absolutly nothing even with them completly turned off
     
  5. RDAR thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah i've messed around with the firewall but nothing works. Funny thing is the VPN was working fine in Yosemite just that as you said when I woke up the macbook it would say the vpn was connected but nothing would work. I would just disconnect and reconnect it to work again. I'll take a look at tunnelblick.
     
  6. Nueve macrumors member

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    PIA was working for me on Yosemite, yesterday I updated to the public beta and it all went to sht.
     
  7. RDAR thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah mine did too but I tried what spaghettieater mentioned above about tunnelblick and now everything is working flawlessly. Check out this link here it shows you how to install the PIA to tunnelblick. Basically its just another icon on the task bar that you use instead of the regular PIA icon, actually I closed that out and am just using tunnelblick. Thanks again for mentioning tunnelblick, spaghettieater!
     
  8. Nueve macrumors member

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    Thanks a lot man, I got it working it took a while to add the VPN.zip though I had to double click the VPN.opn locations I wanted to add like 50 times until it let me.
     
  9. amrosie, Jul 24, 2015
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    amrosie macrumors newbie

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    Same issues here. The Tunnelblick work-around worked great on my early-2015 MBP running El Capitan Public Beta 2 (15A225f). Thanks for the help! :apple:

    -AMR
     
  10. You are the One macrumors 6502a

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    Viscosity is a good client as well. My preference over Tunnelblick.
     
  11. east85 macrumors 65816

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    Does Viscosity & Tunnelblick feature most of the things the PIA application does?

    I'm wondering if this has been fixed in the latest public beta or not.

    Currently I use:
    IPv6 Leak Protection
    VPN Kill Switch
    AES 256
    SHA256
    RSA-4096

    It would be nice to have those options in a third party app.

    I tried the PIA application on the last PB but had no luck, set up VPN through OS X but was unimpressed with the lack of options. I've since uninstalled the PB from my second internal drive. Have not tested it on the newest PB. Any word on functionality with the latest PB?
     
  12. Nueve macrumors member

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    It has not been fixed, my applications still can't connect to the internet if I use the application provided by PIA. Also, I can't find any options for IPV6 leak protection on the tunnel blick settings, works good though it's better than nothing.
     
  13. Dominick624 macrumors regular

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    I experienced the same. PIA has to update they're client. In the meantime, I simply added the VPN connection manually through network settings using PIA's VPN info like I would on my iPhone.
     
  14. fl1pper, Sep 16, 2015
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    sorry, hit save changes before typing anything, by mistake. Oops... my response is below...
     
  15. fl1pper macrumors newbie

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    Exactly the same deal here: VPN works with the Chrome browser, but neither Firefox nor Safari. Very strange. Also noticed that connecting to any PIA servers that are setup for port forwarding (I use the Canadian servers for that) don't show the Port Number in the tooltip when the server is connected. So, the server works (in Chrome and other apps besides Safari and Firefox) but there's no way to see what the open port is, for port forwarding in apps that can use it (Such as Bit Torrent). Again, very weird.
     
  16. fl1pper macrumors newbie

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    Flawlessly? Well... way way better, yes! I can actually use Firefox and Safarai. BUT, tunnelblick offers no way to see the "open port" that is associated with several of the PIA servers. The port, when connected to those servers under all previous OS's would show the server IP, followed by the port. And that port is required for port forwarding by apps (or users, like myself) who need it for special cases, such as direct connects in torrent clients. Close though, and way handier than having to use only Chrome.
     

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