VPN for Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mnya, Dec 16, 2013.

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  1. mnya macrumors member

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    I heard I'd need to get a VPN for my OS X 10.6 if I wanted to prevent my landlord from knowing what websites I visit when I am using their Wifi on my computer.

    And I heard the VPN that comes with the OS in System Preferences can't do that, and that I'd have to purchase a 3rd party one.

    Does anyone have experience with this and can recommend which providers?
    I got some names at:

    https://www.bestvpn.com/blog/3406/best-vpn-for-mac/

    And Hot Spot Shield is not good, right?
     
  2. mnya thread starter macrumors member

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    Correction!

    Actually I then just heard from a VPN service provider that even the VPN that comes with OS X can also hide which webpages you visit from the Wifi owner........... I'm confused. Does anyone know?
     
  3. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use the vpn client built in to OS X. But it would appear to be of no use without a vpn to connect to. I may be wrong.

    I do use a vpn service with my mac. I tried Witopia and it worked well for a few months, then began to drop out randomly. I switched to Private Internet Access about 5 months ago and have had no issues with connectivity. The US east server connection is slow for me sometimes. Never had an issue with their other servers.

    I haven't tried hot spot shield, but would be wary of someone providing this service for free.
     
  4. bingefeller macrumors 6502

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    I use privatevpn.com. They recommend Tunnelblick as the VPN client and even give you the files you need to configure Tunnelblick to connect to their servers.
     
  5. kgs macrumors regular

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    I use Cloak, http://www.getcloak.com

    Excellent service and works on iOS and Mac. Pretty much zero configuration. Login and install the software. Done.
     
  6. satcomer macrumors 603

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    If you want to get to your own Mac from outside your own home take a look at this stuff.

     
  7. AirThis macrumors 6502a

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    I used pureVPN for a while. The main advantage I could see over other providers was that it offered a lot of different locations and severs worldwide.
     
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