VPN is the acronym for Virtual Private Network - a network type that uses a the Internet to provide remote networks or single machines with secure access to their organization's network avoiding expensive leased lines.

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Two users on Windows 7 connected to different networks?

I happen to need to use a VPN, but also need my local connection. I can't connect to these two together though, as I need just some software to run on the VPN, while the rest of it must not. I tried ...
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Can't connect to SMB shares using OpenVPN

I've managed to set up OpenVPN server on my ASUS RT-AC66U router at home that's using the Asuswrt-Merlin firmware. It's set up using a TAP interface and I've installed the OpenVPN client at a remote ...
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Spotflux blocks access to local IIS

I am using Spotflux free VPN out of some necessity as I work. However, whenever it is "on" (that is, "protected" according to its tray applet). It blocks my access to the IIS web applications I have ...
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Can’t ping gateway on a Tomato OpenVPN server setup

I have some problem configuring an Open VPN server from a tomato firmware (v1.28.9054 MIPSR2-beta K26 USB vpn3.6) on a WNR3500L router. I’ve setup the server like that : And, when connecting ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS terminal session constant freeze, disconnects

I have installed Windows 2012 R2, using it to support 15 remote desktop users. I have installed Office 2007 open lic. The problem I am having is I start a session, then if I run any Office program, or ...
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VPN Adapter, current user only

Recently I faced a problem with my vpn on an rdp server, there are multiple users on the server the issue I am facing is when I enable my vpn it connects everyone on the server to my vpn, is there a ...
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About setting up a VPN

Do i need a dedicated server machine to run a VPN server or would it be ok if i used one of the working PC and a windows VPN client on it? I would expect at a time 10 clients to be connected and ...
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Specifics of Setting up a VPN

I have two small offices, and one office has a NAS storage, say office 1. I want office 2 to also have access to the NAS via a intuitive interface - shared drives, as seen by office 1 employees. If i ...
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pfSense OpenVPN Server uses PAP Authentication…is this secure?

I have followed many guides online including: http://blog.stefcho.eu/?p=545 I'm setting up openvpn and radius authentication on a pfsense box. All the guides suggest to use PAP authentication. I'm ...
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Setting up a Basic VPN

Ok so we are a small company, and I am a Partner cum Computer Enthusiast(and hence IT Administrator) at this company. We have two offices, separated 100km. I have purchased a NAS to be installed in ...
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OpenVPN GUI stopps working

I finally configured my OpenVPN Server v5 installed on Windows 7 machine. I have 25 clients which can reach it, ping it and do all the network traffic through the VPN. However, I need my server to be ...
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Reason for root with SOCK_RAW?

What is the reason for requiring root when a socket is created with SOCK_RAW? I think its kind of silly to run a program as root just to create a socket to use with VPN. Not to mention other sockets, ...
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combined VPN shortcut

After creating a VPN connection shortcut for the desktop -- and also creating a shortcut for the private IP (10.1.2.145) that I go to after establishing the connection -- I began to wonder if it is ...
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if VPN does not encrypt data between VPN Server and Web Server, then why ISP is not able to throttle streaming in a VPN

I understand VPN does not encrypt communication between VPN Server and Web Server (e.g. Netflix server) I saw this video In this user claims that using VPN, ISP is not able to throttle streaming of ...
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Connecting to ssh server that only accepts local connections

This is the situation right now if I want to connect to my university server for using some statistical software made available. I connect my laptop to the university VPN I use putty to establish an ...
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How do I VPN out of a Windows Server 2012 R2 system?

I've found plenty of help online for setting up Windows Server 2012 R2 to be a VPN server, but none for having it be a VPN client. The standard Windows 8.1 methods don't seem to work or even be there ...
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SCEP trustpoint equivalent for ipsec scepclient

I can't seem to wrap my mind around what exactly the cisco reference to a trustpoint is, as pertains to a scep request. I am trying to perform this request on a ubiquiti edgerouter which has ...
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Setup router with 2 seperate LANs, one that pipes thru VPN, one that doesn't?

I use a VPN at home for privacy, but there are times where you do want your true public IP to be known. Like for Google Maps, or pizza. I currently use a software-VPN tool on my computer for this, but ...
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Using host proxy in VMware

I installed VMare on My Windows7 and I have a BackTrack5 r3 installed on VMware. Backtrack use a NAT network adapter to connect to the host and use internet. Some web-sites are restricted/filterd to ...
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Win 8.1 “Metro” VPN: How to create with “Allow other people to use this connection” enabled?

In Windows 8.1, there appear to be 2 ways to create a VPN connection. One way is through the 'Metro' interface, PC Settings > Network > Add VPN Connection. The second way is the 'Windows 7' way, ...
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Need help monitoring latop/vpn traffic for interruptions

I have much trouble with dropping vpn connections (I can only connect through to one of the 2 vpn servers in the first place). Right now I'm using the Windows 7 resource monitor utility to try to ...
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Is it better to use a router's openVPN implementation or to build my own?

My router has an openVPN server built in which I use. My only real need is for me to be able to access my home network so I can connect to my ZNC and media server. I was thinking about either putting ...
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How do I get a service around VPN?

I recently signed up for a VPN service. It's been great, but I have a few services (like a web server and a Plex media server) which I want to access from outside my network. I was able to do that ...
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How to access router web interface behind VPN with same IP as local router

I have a two home networks involving cable routers. Network A is an Asus RT-N66U that is hosting a PPTP VPN. My PC is connected to Network B which is another router (Netgear WNR1000). Both routers ...
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Restricting access to iOS apps based on time of day

I'm looking to set up something on my iPhone and iPad that works like SelfControl on my Mac. I get distracted by Facebook, and would like to restrict my access to it except during certain times of ...
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In Mac OS X, is there a way to individually route apps through a VPN or not?

I've seen plenty of information on selectively routing (through a VPN or other interface) by subnet or IP. But is there a way, in OS X, to selectively route through a VPN by application? Could one, ...
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How to check if my ISP let GRE traffic through

is there any way to check if my ISP is letting GRE traffic through? I have some issuses with PPTP VPN server. From the server side everything seems to be ok. But whenever I try to connect from my PC ...
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cisco vpnc + how to disable the IPSec ID and IPSec secret

I use the vpnc in order to open vpn connection against the customer in the following example I run the vpnc and get error about "hybrid" so according to some site they suggest to remark the line ...
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OpenVPN client tun device name in OSX

I have a VPN server set up that I am using to connect to from my OSX 10.9 laptop. When I load my openvpn profile with tunnelblick, it works, and I get a device named "tun0" just like you would expect. ...
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How to test a PPTP VPN server from a remote location?

I cannot decide whether a VPN server blocks my geographic location or whether it is down altogether. What is a legitimate and trustworthy service that could (try to) connect from its own location as a ...
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OpenVPN, L2TP, or PPTP client that is a SOCKS5 server | linux

I need an OpenVPN, L2TP, or PPTP client for Linux - don't care which - that acts as a SOCKS5 server on the local machine. It should not set up tunnel interfaces or anything like that, it should just ...
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Issues accessing file shares of certain servers across site to site VPN

We recently had a problem crop up with one of our remote facilities, i'm not a system admin, and we are currently without one, but I will try to explain the best I can. Employees at the remote site ...
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VPN connection failure with Virgin Media

How do I VPN to my workplace after setting up Virgin Media? It doesn't work for me.
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PPTP server not functioning (or set up) correctly

I've set up a PPTP server on Ubuntu Sever 14.04. I need to allow a foreign client to access the LAN, but NOT attempt to use my internet connection. When connecting to the VPN the client loses internet ...
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Can another VPN client be used to connect to a network, OpenVPN is installed on?

I'm trying to connect a computer by VPN. OpenVPN fails to install, it's corrupt. Is there an alternative VPN client that would work on Windows 7 that I can install? I'm a little confused as I thought ...
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How to connect to a VPN?

I am a newbie on this subject, and I was told to connect to a VPN from my computer, which is running Kubuntu 13.10. I was also given the server to connect to (vpn.server_x.com:81), a user and its ...
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League of Legends Open VPN server setup

Just setup my OpenVPN server for the first time to be used while I'm in university halls to play games on their network, I have had no issues with most games so far however League of Legends does not ...
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Comodo Firewall blocks Cisco Anyconnect VPN

I am running Comodo Internet Security Firewall (6.3) and trying to connect to work using Cisco AnyConnect VPN client. I can make the connection but can't do anything else, not even ping by IP ...
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IPSec VPN between Astaro Sophos and SonicWALL

I'm trying to connect an Astaro Sophos ASG220 appliance v8 with a SonicWALL TZ 215 For some reason that escapes me the tunnel, named "Dev-VPN", fails to establish. Perhaps someone here can make ...
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Cisco AnyConnect client removes default gateway after disconnect, but only on Intel Ethernet Adapter not on wireless connection

I recently installed Intel Gigabit CT Network Adapter on my Windows 7 64-bit machine. Previously, I was using wireless connection and Cisco AnyConnect VPN client ver 3.1.0165. When trying connect to ...
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Enabling OpenVPN in Windows

I'm trying to establish a VPN from my Windows 8 machine to a server running OpenVPN. I have all certificates, key and configuration file set up. OpenVPN GUI works fine and says "client is now ...
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Whole house VPN

I'v been on this quest for a few days now and I haven't found the answers I've been looking for. What I'd like is a "VPN Client" router or server that accepts all LAN traffic and sends it through a ...
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Shrew VPN client configuration for ZyXEL USG 50 using IPSec

I just purchased a ZyXEL USG 50 and trying to configure the Shrew Soft VPN client, I have followed instructions from Shrew soft on how to configure the VPN Gateway and the client, it connects, however ...
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OpenVPN installation always corrupt, TAP driver screwed up

I'm trying to install OpenVPN on a computer running Windows 7. I usually get one of two errors: An error occurred installing the TAP device driver. or The specified service already exists. ...
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Is there a way to use another location's STATIC IP?

Trying to connect to RemoteMySQL on my web server. My web host need to whitelist a single static IP to allow remoteMysql connection. My dilemma is that at home, where i'm programming 99% of the ...
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How to configure a VPN client in the router based on a connection log from my computer?

I am struggling with DD-WRT's PPTP client, as all configurations (and builds) I tried based on the all-important wiki but also older forum posts led to no ppp0 connection showing up with ifconfig. ...
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Sniffing Application Network Traffic on Windows

I have an application running on my computer which communicates with a server over Windows-VPN. I would like to sniff the traffic between that app and the server but Wireshark f.x. will only show me ...
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connect to (“remotely”) local IP if router has VPN to remote server

I am confused by how this works. It took me two days, but now I see some connection from my DD-WRT router (as PPTP client) to a remote VPN server, e.g. issuing the command route on the router: ...
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Connect to VPN before Windows 7 starts

I am building a laptop with Windows 7 SP1 x64 which will be used by a remote user. The laptop needs to be locked down so they can only do their work and nothing else. It will have a VPN connection ...
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reading a routing table for pptp vpn data

I expected a route (on my router) to show my PPTP VPN connection. Now I see my VPN server IP show up, but still with vlan2, not ppp. Is this a problem? What can I do about it? Kernel IP routing table ...