PPTP VPN on Sierra - any solutions?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by wakinghour, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. wakinghour macrumors regular

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    Ever since Apple dropped PPTP support, I can't connect to my company's VPN servers. A lot of PPTP supported VPN don't work well and are really buggy. For example, Shimo VPN connects but only 20% of things work.

    I thought about buying Parallels 12 and then connecting through PPTP on Windows, but that seems like a hack. Does anyone know if this works or an easier solution?

    Thanks.
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Have you contacted the developer of Shimo? It is a very decent application and probably your best bet.

    You should tell your employers to do something about it. PPTP has been dropped for a reason.
     
  3. Europa13 macrumors 6502

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    PIN (Private Internet Access) VPN works well on Sierra.
     
  4. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    This. You should really inform your employer that they should be moving to a more secure connection. It doesn't solve your immediate problem, but will benefit you long term.

     
  5. enakeprimen macrumors newbie

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    Move to L2TP VPN. It is more secure than PPTP
     
  6. wakinghour thread starter macrumors regular

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    I reached out to them. Thanks. Not sure there are many options unless the company agrees to switch.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    A free alternative to the Parallels/Windows method would be VirtualBox/Linux...but the workability of that depends on what you need to be able to do when connected.
     
  8. Igal_a macrumors newbie

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    You check this out too

    https://www.primo-vpn.com/

    Low cost and has a free trial
     

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