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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Authentication Error of Strongswan VPN

I followed the instruction to setting up a generic IKEv2 VPN on a Raspberry Pi using the exact code provided, but when inputting the connection details into the client devices I am getting an ...
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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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Ways to bypass an internet filter/restriction? [closed]

What are all the possible ways to bypass an internet restriction? I have already tried using TOR, a VPN and an SSH connection, but i keep getting connection refused. When ever I try to access a ...
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How to bypass Internet restriction? [closed]

Alright, so I am connected to a windows domain network and I have been having a few problems bypassing restrictions which have been set in order to access certain blocked sites. I have tried a number ...
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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 ...
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how to check if ddwrt vpn client reaches remote subnet?

I spent many hours trying to setup a VPN connection from my router to a VPN server where I have an account. After upgrading to a newer build, I finally see some entries after issuing ip route on the ...
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Unable to access remote LAN through VPN unless “Use Default Gateway On Remote Network” is enabled

I'm trying to connect to a new VPN we just setup but I can't see the remote LAN if I disable "use default gateway on remote network". If it's enabled I can see the remote LAN but can't access the ...
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Connecting clients to a private network

I'm currently building a domain network for a small enterprise. This is our current network: There's also some virtual machines connected to our server via virtualbox bridge. However, now we want ...
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Windows 8.1 — PPTP VPN connection dies after a minute or two

I've set up a PPTP VPN using Amazon EC2. I did that by following this guide. I don't want everything going through the VPN, and instead only want connections to specific IP addresses to go through the ...
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Connect to domain account over VPN

I've just wiped my laptop and reinstalled Windows 8.1 and have connected it to the work domain by connecting to our VPN while logged into a local account. I'm now trying to log into the laptop using ...
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how to pick addresses and DNSMasq server for PPTP VPN client (in DD-WRT)?

I must be confused about terminology for addresses my remote network uses, but I could not get my DD-WRT (build 20548) connect to the PPTP server. At least I could not even verify that I am connected ...
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Chromecast on public wi-fi; control over internet

I'm interested in setting up a Chromecast dongle for a relative in the hospital. Can the Chromecast be set up on a VPN, and then be controlled remotely by a phone or Chrome browser on that VPN? We ...
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Redirect external request thru VPN

I'm using Centos 5.4 and I'm trying to use the XMPP outside the company. But, the XMPP only works with the VPN. VPN connects and the XMPP become 10.0.2.49:5222 I tried to use iptables using this: ...
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Can't connect to one specific website after making VPN connection

When I login to my VPN and immediately after try connecting to a certain website (in this case http://www.sporza.be), Chrome responds with a "Oops, Chrome couldn't connect to..." message. I have to ...
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Can't connect to specific FTP?

Have a bit of an issue and I'm pretty confused by this one. Yesterday I was connecting to my FTP all day and it seemed to be fine but now I'm having issues. I use a VPN and I'm not sure how that ...
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2 simultaneous VPNs to 2 different nodes

I am planning to setup Ipsec tunnels between a single server (server1) and two security gateways (seg1 and seg2).The setup should be like this: server1 -----ipsec tunnel1-------->seg1 server1 ...
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Remote Backup Solution

I have a customer who is looking for an extra backup. He already uses Western Digital's cloud backup as well as swapping out his physical backup drives once a week and bringing it offsite. He is ...
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Cisco VPN client settings overwritten by one host

I frequently connect to my work vpn, and to the vpn of one of my customers. Every time I connect to my customer's VPN all the settings from my work VPN are cleared out. That is, the next time I want ...
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All VPNs are proxy servers but not all proxy servers are VPNs?

I'm having trouble understanding the difference between a VPN and a proxy server. When I connect to a VPN, other computers see the IP address of the VPN instead of the IP address of my ISP. But ...
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Prevent DHCP Lease Updates From Adding Gateways

I am having a problem preventing DHCP Lease Updates from modifying my route table in Windows. My issue is that I am routing all my traffic through a VPN and purposefully delete the 0.0.0.0 route ...
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How to route openvpn-server traffic over the vpn itself

So I have a server with the public ip address of 101.102.103.104 (for example). This server is running an openvpn server, plus a bunch of other stuff that is listening on the public ip network device ...
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Networking Basics: How Do VPNs Route Traffic Without A Default Gateway?

I'm trying to better undstand how traffic is routed through a VPN on a windows machine. I have a working vpn server at work that I am connected to from home. My networks subnet is 192.168.8.x The ...
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what happens to my IP my inner VPN uses if my outer VPN channel breaks down?

I want to use a VPN tunnel within a VPN tunnel. So I establish a connection first, and then another one, which will already by routed via the first. The first is the outer one, the second the inner ...
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Setting up a vpn server(?) without AD [duplicate]

So, I have a program running in an office (3rd party) that is set to run off a local IP address (192.168.1.252 - this is hard-coded into the jnlp, and is not controlled by me or my employer). I also ...
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Difference between Internet Explorer Proxy and WinHttp Proxy

I was having some issues recently as i was unable to check for Updates in Windows as it could not connect to update server as well as my OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) was drilled down and was not ...
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No sound on remote machine

I connect to windows 8 desktop from windows 7 via vpn. There was a sound before but couple days ago it disappeared. The connection is bad but it still worked in the past. I put "Play on this computer" ...
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OpenVPN service fails to start

I am trying to set up a VPN server on a Raspberry Pi, however, I get an error [FAIL] Starting virtual private network daemon: server failed! I have followed a few different tutorials, but none of ...
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Zyxel Keenetic Lite Rev B, OPEN VPN client

I have Zyxel Keenetic Lite. I have 2 PC(standalone and laptop) at home, from where I need to work remotely. PC INTERNET works via cable, laptop works via WiFi. On both of PC I have to use OPENVPN (2 ...
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ShrewSoft VPN, multiple users with same external gateway issues

I have a VPN firewall, we can connect more than one user if using different external gateways. If we have more than one user with the same external gateway then only one can connect and keep pinging ...
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How to use Belgian eID card to connect SSTP VPN handled by TMG

I'd like to know how to use my personal eID card as Smart Card credentials for a SSTP VPN connection. The VPN server is Forefront TMG 2010. I currently use normal credentials (User / Password), it ...