setting up VPN connections via network settings

Randall88

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May 22, 2015
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We've got a VPN setup to a workplace network and I am currently using NCP Secure Entry Client to connect.. that's how the other admin set it up.
I just imported the profile and I am able to connect..


I was trying to setup the connection directly from Mac, but I do have some issues.
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I am basically just taking all the settings from the NCP client profile..
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Server address and account name.. password left blank and under auth settings entered the shared secret.

There's no more settings I can add or change really, but the connection is not successful.

Am I doing something wrong ?
Anybody using the in-built IPsec VPN ?

Thanks.
 

Randall88

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May 22, 2015
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ye, but it doesn't make sense - if a VPN functionality is included directly in the OS, why is everybody using and paying for 3rd party clients ?
 

belvdr

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Some VPN clients do more than just tunnel traffic. Many can ensure the computer connecting meets certain requirements before setting up the tunnel.

Others, though, have various intricacies that OS vendors cannot/will not duplicate, as they are provider-specific.

For what it's worth, many people don't pay for the VPN client. It's provided when you buy the VPN device.
 

Gabrielanicolao

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Dec 13, 2016
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Yes, few weeks ago when I try to setup VPN for mac I face similar kind of issues because the VPN I took was a newly launched software and that why I have to configure it manually for my Macbook Pro.
 

kiwipeso1

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ye, but it doesn't make sense - if a VPN functionality is included directly in the OS, why is everybody using and paying for 3rd party clients ?
Tunnelblick is free, it's whether or not you use a paid 3rd party VPN server, or your own server that matters.
For online banking, your own server is fine. Would recommend a paid 3rd party like private internet access for torrents, etc.
 

Kevin.Richards

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Dec 20, 2016
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For server address you require a home based or company based server that is active 24/7 (if you travel) you will need to set it up first. You can use public servers from VPNgate, Softether, or VPNbook. I haven't heard about Tunnelblick don't know if these sources are reliable.
 

kiwipeso1

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For server address you require a home based or company based server that is active 24/7 (if you travel) you will need to set it up first. You can use public servers from VPNgate, Softether, or VPNbook. I haven't heard about Tunnelblick don't know if these sources are reliable.
Tunnelblick is only recommended by google, so what would they know about a free VPN client that supports all VPN types including the VPN type that got dumped by Sierra.

I strongly recommend against using public VPN servers based in the USA, as they usually involve logging of traffic.
Hence, most people recommend Private Internet Access, which support payment by bitcoin, and they really don't care about what you do online as they don't log your activities and can't disclose what has been transferred.
Of course, your privacy is your responsibility, unless of course you think that surveillance is acceptable for internet use.
 
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