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Styvas
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How do I set up a VPN (set one up, not connect to one)?

Maybe I can't come up with the right search terms for Google, but when I try to search for setting up a VPN on my Mountain Lion equipped iMac, all I get are instructions on how to connect to one.

What I'd like to do, if it's possible, is connect via VPN to my iMac at home. Is this doable within the operating system, or would I need to install some kind of application on my iMac?



dennismurphy
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Connect to it from another Mac?

»support.apple.com/kb/HT4907



Styvas
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I wouldn't necessarily be connecting from another Mac. Basically, and maybe a VPN is overkill for this, I want to be able to connect to the internet via my home connection as if I were located there. I don't necessarily need access to my home files or applications, etc.



dennismurphy
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Different story, then.

You could upgrade your iMac to OS X Server ($19.99, App Store) to use the in-built VPN server ... that, combined with a dynamic DNS service should do the trick.



donoreo
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reply to Styvas

Does your router support a VPN? That would be the esiest way.

If not, look into openvpn, I think it can be set up on a Mac.



Styvas
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My router is an Airport Extreme base station. I'll have to look into it, but I doubt it's supported on the router.



Styvas
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It looks like that's a no, but I'm going to explore this once I'm home. I think the article is a bit old, so it may be no longer relevant in Mountain Lion. We'll see.

»netputing.com/applications/vpn-activator/