VPN Activator
VPN Activator
0.4.7

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VPN Activator free download for Mac

VPN Activator

0.4.7
14 April 2014

Establish a VPN connection to your home network.

Overview

VPN Activator is a GUI for the hidden VPN server in Mac OS X client OS. The application will configure and start/stop the L2TP & PPTP VPN server hiding in your Mac. All files necessary to do this are already part of the OS… so no Apple files are needed nor distributed by this application. This application is not intended for large scale enterprise use. It is rather intended for common folks that wish to establish a VPN connection to their home network via their personal Mac.

At the moment you can only create a single user/password/secret combination. This user/password is not one of the existing user defined on your Mac but rather a dedicated user/password dedicated for the VPN use.

Given that you properly configure you Internet router to allow L2TP and/or PPTP across to your Mac you should be able to connect to your home network via your Mac running "VPN Activator".

If you expect to see your Bonjour shared resources to magically appear on the VPN connected device you will be disappointed. Apple's implementation of Bonjour does not work across a VPN. There are some ways of working around the limitation but none that can cleanly be packaged. So for now you will have to manually map network and printers shared on your home network.

This is not a limitation of VPN Activator but rather an Apple's implementation limitation of the Bonjour protocol.

What's new in VPN Activator

Version 0.4.7:
  • Fix for crash upon opening config file modified via OS X Server
  • Compiled under OS X 10.8.3

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2 VPN Activator Reviews

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bbw7
06 March 2013

Most helpful

Newest version is 0.4.6 and is available at developer's site. MU download link is incorrect.
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Version 0.4.4
sweetcharlie
02 January 2017
Working as expected under Sierra.
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Version 0.4.7
bbw7
06 March 2013
Newest version is 0.4.6 and is available at developer's site. MU download link is incorrect.
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Version 0.4.4