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Unable to connect to NAS VPN Server via Network Preferences

kcwjr

macrumors member
Original poster
Apr 8, 2010
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5
Santa Fe, NM
Previous to Big Sur Beta 4, I was able to connect to my NAS VPN Server via Network Preferences VPN profile. It had worked continuously for almost two years. However, after the Beta 4 upgrade(?), anytime I try to connect I get "The L2TP-VPN server did not respond." error. I have another mac that is running Catalina and using the same VPN profile and is able to connect. I have a third party app, Tunnelblick, on the imac that can't connect which is able to connect . I have restarted the mac, the server, reset the profiles to a no avail. Sure does appear to me that there is a bug in the network preferences in Big Sur. I have posted same issue in the Feedback Assistant on the Apple Developer website as well. Any suggestions from anyone. Thanks.
 

carlsson

macrumors 6502
Jul 18, 2001
394
230
I got this issue after tonights beta 8 update. I am connecting to a Cisco VPN though. This is critical for me, since I cannot do some of my work without that VPN... 😝

Did you ever solve your situation?
 

carlsson

macrumors 6502
Jul 18, 2001
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Thanks. Didn't help here though... :(

It just tries to connect, and after a minute or so it stops trying. No matter what login credentials I give it, or if I delete and recreate the VPN settings.

Very frustrating.
 

macrem

macrumors 65816
Mar 11, 2008
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For me PB8 fixed an issue I was having with Cisco VPN (resolving hostnames hit/miss between reconnects), now it's working consistently
 

paris18m

macrumors member
Jun 10, 2011
38
35
business VPN is not working for me either today after latest public beta update :(
 

wilsonjchan

macrumors member
Sep 20, 2013
38
13
VPN used to pop up the username/password dialog but it doesn't do that after PB8. I tried putting my password in the settings but it failed to connect. Had to restore to Catalina.
 
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