Recommendations For Best / Easiest To Use VPN for Mac Users in 2015?

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  1. Inframan macrumors 6502

    Inframan

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    Hey Guys, Im looking for an Easy to use VPN for OS X. I don't mind paying for something that works consistently and doesn't slow down my machine or browser. It's going to be used for work so i need something that is top notch and performs extremely well on a Mac.

    Any Recommendations?

    My Equipment:

    • Time Warner Cable
    • Arris TG1672 Modem (150MB Down / 20 MB Up)
    • Time Capsule IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    • 2010 Mac Pro - 2 x 2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon - 32 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC
     
  2. AGKyle macrumors 6502

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    Our good friends over at Cloak have a great solution for Mac and iOS.

    https://www.getcloak.com

    I use it when traveling or from a coffee shop where I use public wifi.
     
  3. shaunp macrumors 65816

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    Look at team viewer. Its' very good and free. It seems to work through a few corporate firewalls too, so you can access your home kit while at work.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    The preceding answers are for two different things.

    Please give a more specific description of what you need to do.
     
  5. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

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    I would say TunnelBear is the best. You can test them out for free. $60 per year, unlimited, and up to 3 devices simultaneously connected but torrents won't work

    It does the job well and for a low price, the developers are responsive.
     
  6. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    I would simply install Apple OS X Server. It costs just $19.99 and does VPN, and a lot more, like a breeze.
    https://www.apple.com/osx/server/
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    "VPN Enabler" is free and creates a L2TP VPN server on your Mac.

    In the other category the VPN service I'm using is iVPN.
     
  8. terrymaz macrumors regular

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    HMA Hide my ass is the one I've been using for years and never had any problems.......(or letters in the mail, emails from isp etc LOL )
     
  9. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Just get a cheap OpenBSD VPS and run your own L2TP / IPSec VPN server on it. Problem solved. Won't cost you more than $5 a month if you go with Vultr.

    Team Viewer is not a VPN server / client and is not what you want.
     
  10. JohnWick macrumors member

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    Then what you suggest for torrent?
     
  11. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    PrivateInternetAccess
     
  12. skinned66 macrumors 65816

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    I'll second your recommendation.

    I got tired of setting up multiple connections on all of my machines, so I broke down and installed their VPN client - it works well on my Windows and Yosemite installations and fits the OP's "ease of use" criterion nicely. I'm satisfied with the performance I get, as well as the number and locations of the endpoints.

    I pretty much only use hosts in US and UK though :)
     

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