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OpenVPN vs Mac OS VPN

dianed143@comcast.net
I have a client that I’ve been using VPN in the system network settings to connect to for years. They just did an upgrade and I can no longer connect.

I don’t know what they were using before, but now they have OpenVPN. (or they just upgraded it).

They sent me instructions for installing an OpenVPN client. Is this needed or can I still go through the Network settings somehow? It wouldn’t surprise me if I need to change a simple setting - they’ve already given me the wrong username/pw once. Just wondering how long I should pick at this before downloading a client - but I don’t want to install something new if I don’t need to.

Thanks,
Diane




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Re: OpenVPN vs Mac OS VPN

Ron Risley
As far as I know, macOS has never had native support for OpenVPN. I have used Viscosity for years with my OpenVPN connection with good results. I think it's $9 with a 30-day free trial.

www.sparklabs.com/viscosity

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> On Apr 27, 2017, at 07:27, Diane <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I have a client that I’ve been using VPN in the system network settings to connect to for years. They just did an upgrade and I can no longer connect.
>
> I don’t know what they were using before, but now they have OpenVPN. (or they just upgraded it).
>
> They sent me instructions for installing an OpenVPN client. Is this needed or can I still go through the Network settings somehow? It wouldn’t surprise me if I need to change a simple setting - they’ve already given me the wrong username/pw once. Just wondering how long I should pick at this before downloading a client - but I don’t want to install something new if I don’t need to.
>




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Re: OpenVPN vs Mac OS VPN

Fearghas McKay

On 27 Apr 2017, at 16:40, Ron Risley <[hidden email]> wrote:

As far as I know, macOS has never had native support for OpenVPN. I have used Viscosity for years with my OpenVPN connection with good results. I think it's $9 with a 30-day free trial.

Plus one on both points - Viscosity just works and is very unobtrusive. 

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Re: OpenVPN vs Mac OS VPN

dianed143@comcast.net

On Apr 27, 2017, at 5:06 PM, Fearghas Mckay <[hidden email]> wrote:


On 27 Apr 2017, at 16:40, Ron Risley <[hidden email]> wrote:

As far as I know, macOS has never had native support for OpenVPN. I have used Viscosity for years with my OpenVPN connection with good results. I think it's $9 with a 30-day free trial.

Plus one on both points - Viscosity just works and is very unobtrusive. 

Thank you! Bummer that I have to buy one. Would have been nice if they checked with me first for compatibility. ;)

OpenVPN recommends Tunnelblick. Have you tried that? I don’t mind paying for the other if it’s better, and I like the sound of “unobtrusive”

Thanks
Diane




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Re: OpenVPN vs Mac OS VPN

Al Varnell
On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 06:00 PM, Diane wrote:
On Apr 27, 2017, at 5:06 PM, Fearghas Mckay <[hidden email]> wrote:
On 27 Apr 2017, at 16:40, Ron Risley <[hidden email]> wrote:
As far as I know, macOS has never had native support for OpenVPN. I have used Viscosity for years with my OpenVPN connection with good results. I think it's $9 with a 30-day free trial.

Plus one on both points - Viscosity just works and is very unobtrusive. 

Thank you! Bummer that I have to buy one. Would have been nice if they checked with me first for compatibility. ;)

OpenVPN recommends Tunnelblick. Have you tried that? I don’t mind paying for the other if it’s better, and I like the sound of “unobtrusive”

Thanks
Diane-

Tunnelblick is free, but probably a bit more difficult to setup. I know dozens of users that have been using it for years and have not complained.

Viscosity is more user friendly, but will cost you $9 USD.

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Re: OpenVPN vs Mac OS VPN

Fearghas McKay

On 27 Apr 2017, at 21:09, Al Varnell <[hidden email]> wrote:


Tunnelblick is free, but probably a bit more difficult to setup. I know dozens of users that have been using it for years and have not complained.


It works it is usually updated reasonably fast.

Viscosity is more user friendly, but will cost you $9 USD.


It is worth the $9 in your time and the convenience. Put it onto your next invoice ? 

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Re: OpenVPN vs Mac OS VPN

dianed143@comcast.net
In reply to this post by Al Varnell

On Apr 27, 2017, at 9:09 PM, Al Varnell <[hidden email]> wrote:

On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 06:00 PM, Diane wrote:
On Apr 27, 2017, at 5:06 PM, Fearghas Mckay <[hidden email]> wrote:
On 27 Apr 2017, at 16:40, Ron Risley <[hidden email]> wrote:
As far as I know, macOS has never had native support for OpenVPN. I have used Viscosity for years with my OpenVPN connection with good results. I think it's $9 with a 30-day free trial.

Plus one on both points - Viscosity just works and is very unobtrusive. 

Thank you! Bummer that I have to buy one. Would have been nice if they checked with me first for compatibility. ;)

OpenVPN recommends Tunnelblick. Have you tried that? I don’t mind paying for the other if it’s better, and I like the sound of “unobtrusive”

Thanks
Diane-

Tunnelblick is free, but probably a bit more difficult to setup. I know dozens of users that have been using it for years and have not complained.

Viscosity is more user friendly, but will cost you $9 USD.

I can certainly add $9 to my invoice and easier to setup is a plus, seeing as I should’ve had this done already.

Thanks for all the help :)

Diane




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Re: OpenVPN vs Mac OS VPN

dianed143@comcast.net
Viscosity downloaded and I’m in!!!

:)

Thank you!

Diane


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