VPN Software Witopia--Does it bypass wifi router firewall?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by polliwog, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. polliwog macrumors member

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    I live and work in Mainland China. There are a lot of sites I'd like to visit that I'm unable to do so because they're blocked. I'm a bit paranoid about internet security, especially here. I always connect behind a strict firewall on my wifi router (D-Link DIR-655) with SPI and NAT in addition I have the firewall on Snow Leopard set the strictest---to block all incoming connections. What I'm concerned about, is the VPN software of Witopia bypassing that firewall in my router. Will this happen? Does anyone know about the fine details of Witopia's VPN software and what it's doing, how it's connecting, etc? I'd really appreciate some info in this area.
     
  2. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    I think most of your questions are answered here: http://www.witopia.net/index.php/support/faq/

    Except, of course, if you need first hand reports. I have not been using Witopias VPN but different VPNs (work-related), and they were not blocked by any firewall settings.
     

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