PPTP VPN not available

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by mizxco, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    The ability to add a PPTP VPN configuration has been disabled/removed in this beta.

    Let's hope it will be back soon, use it quite a lot.
     
  2. saudor macrumors 6502

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    darn it.. but i can see why they removed it since it's really insecure
     
  3. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I know but my home router only has PPTP and I only use it for a few quick things.
    Plus, using Facebook/Twitter in China is now more difficult.
     
  4. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    I guess we don't read release notes anymore?

    It's gone and it's not coming back.
     
  5. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We rely on people like you to read release notes.
    I'm guessing you only use iTunes after reading the entire T&C.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Because reading release notes for a beta that you install on your device to actually know the details of something you are installing and wanting to use is somehow similar to reading generic legal information accompanying most things out there?
     
  7. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sorry but installing a beta operating system without reading the release notes about what is known to be and not to be functional and how it may or may not destroy all your data is just stupid.

    Now admittedly, the iOS 10 release notes don't mention this but the MacOS 10.12 release notes do state that due to being insecure, PPTP has been removed:

     
  8. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I remember you C DM ;). Sometimes you just want to experience something new without looking at the instructions.
    I put out a word of warning for those that might be affected. It's not the end of the world.

    You knew this because you read about it in the release notes, good for you.
    I prefer finding out in experience, I can afford the consequences.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Then it seems there shouldn't be much of a surprise to find out that various things are already known.
     
  10. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I'm in trouble for not reading something that's not in the release notes?
     
  11. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    Making excuses for not being omnipresent across the internet? Lame.
     
  12. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly.
     
  13. thearh macrumors 6502

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    So now that we've established that there is no PPTP support in this iOS 10 Beta, and we can assume that it will be removed permanently, are there any work arounds for those of us who still use PPTP?
     
  14. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    An....dr....oid...?
     
  15. thearh macrumors 6502

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    Why, so I can troll on forums devoted to Apple products?
     
  16. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you read my other comments, or actually who started this post.
    You would know I'm a devoted Apple user.

    A joke never killed anybody.
     
  17. thearh macrumors 6502

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    I never thought it wasn't a joke, but I did think that I should have a witty reply.
     
  18. Beelzbub macrumors regular

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    I hope it is still available. I understand it is insecure, but some routers I support, only allow PPTP as a means for remote access. It is the only way I can get into them remotely. And when I do, it's from a secure network.
     
  19. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Same. Reason I started this post. I lost the ability to VPN back to my Asus router at home.
    The only option now is OpenVPN but it's very slow and will disconnect at hotels etc. where bandwidth is limited.
     
  20. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    Use a router with L2TP. If your router supports it, you can flash a firmware that has L2TP/OpenVPN.

    Unfortunately mine doesn't, which is why I have a VPN server.
     
  21. susm4n macrumors newbie

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  22. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

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    Yes. Upgrade your VPN. Any Raspberry Pi will serve as a great VPN and much more secure than your existing PPTP connection for cheap.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 5, 2016 ---
    It's not coming back.
     
  23. spitf1r3 macrumors regular

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    Or (if you're lazy;)) you can try something like TunnelBear VPN
     
  24. chedercon macrumors newbie

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    6th thing today i have had to find out why its not working!! IOS 10 HAS SOOOO MANY BUGS!!!
     
  25. mizxco thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you read the above, you will know this is not a bug but planned removal of the feature.
     

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