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rajsukul Level 1 (0 points)
Is it possible to use a VPN on the new Apple TV?

Is it there on settings?


MacBook Pro 13'', Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,625 points)
    Welcome to the Apple discussions.

    I think you'll likely need to wait and see what others say when they receive them, there doesn't appear anything in the specs that hint at an answer to your question one way or another.
  • rajsukul Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks, do you know if there were any options for VPN on the 1st gen Apple TV, then again.. that didn't have netflix.

    I'm based in the UK and I use a VPN for Netflix.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,625 points)
    I've never used VPN, there certainly aren't any setting on the Apple tv for it. The majority of posts relating to getting VPN on the network in general with the Apple tv have indicated that it simply doesn't work, although I have seen at least one post that said they have achieved this. I say at least one, I might have seen more but it's certainly no more than a couple and I did doubt them a little in light of all the other posts that have said they can't get it to work.
  • capaho Level 4 (3,655 points)
    Anonymizer Universal can be set up in iOS through the browser on an iPad/iPhone/iTouch and activated from the Settings menu, but the new ATV will reportedly not have a browser and will probably not have VPN client support. However, you should be able to stream to it from a computer connected to a VPN.
  • JessicaTaylor Level 1 (0 points)

    To get my AppleTV to work with my VPN I did the following:

    I got an OPENVPN account and a DD-WRT supported router. The DD-WRT supported router then acts as the client to connect to the VPN service (thus all traffic will go through the VPN - no configurations need on individual devices connected to the router).

    Buffalo recently launched a series of new DD-WRT enabled (factory installed) high power router and access points: WZR-HP-G300NH, WHR-HP-G300N and WHR-HP-GN.

    On the portal VPN Television I found some useful info on OPENVPN providers that support DD-WRT routers. I'm using Hide My Aşş! VPN with OPENVPN and the Buffalo WHR-HP-G300N. I am now able to access Netflix from Europe with now problems at all : )

    Some info on Buffalo & DD-WRT:
    "Serving millions of users worldwide, DD-WRT is the leading Linux based alternative open source firmware for wireless routers, enabling basic entry level equipment to act like enterprise products. With DD-WRT, Buffalo’s lineup of high power routers will support professional features like VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN), VLAN (tagging), Virtual AP (multi-SSIDs for multi-connection and security), RADIUS server, hot spot support, volume quotas, iPv6 support, detailed monitoring and a host of other high-end features. Additionally, installation will be headache free with an easy setup wizard and 24/7 US-based toll free technical support. "

    Good luck in your VPN + Apple TV endeavors!

    Take care,

  • hanami Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi, I'll be trying out your suggestion using a DD-WRT supported router but with a slight twist.

    My current setup is using an Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS) as a router. I'm wondering if I can hook up the DD-WRT router as a bridge between the AEBS and the Apple TV? The reason is the Apple TV is perhaps the only device which requires a VPN connection while I prefer my Mac Mini and iPads access the Internet via the AEBS directly (without VPN).
  • Mrmgee Level 1 (0 points)

    I am interested in your approach. please let us know if you get it to work.

  • tonyelbatal Level 1 (0 points)
    Dear Jessica,

    I just bought the Buffalo WHR-HP-G300N, I tested StrongVPN with it but not being able to connect. They oblige to have the VPN version of DD-WRT. You mentioned you are using the HIDEMYASS VPN, does it work easily? Do you need a special DD-WRT firmware (like VPN version and NOT the factory installed STD version on the Buffalo) for it to work? I cannot find a VPN version on DD-WRT routers Database. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know how to proceed from here.

    My best regards,
  • hanami Level 1 (0 points)
    I can confirm Jessica's approach works. I'm using the same router form Buffalo, but I'm subscribed to StrongVPN's PPTP service.
    I'm not able to get the VPN to route to my Apple TV only. Will update again if I succeed.
  • KETANG Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi there u can have two routers running on one isp. At the moment i've got AEBS as primary router and d-link 615 with dd-wrt v24std running strongvpn pptp. with this setup u have two seperate networks, first one ur local network and 2nd ur vpn giving u a different ip.
  • mrbeebooy Level 1 (10 points)
    hanami did you ever get that setup with the AEBS working. with the new features in the Apple TV (netflix & MLB) I would like to spoof my Canadian IP Address for an American one.
  • Ming-Te Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, Jessica and Tony,


    Do you have the "vpn" version firmware of Buffalo WHR-HP-G300N router?


    I'm looking for it too.


    I need OpenVPN. If you have it, could you please share with me?


    Many thanks.




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  • sulie4real Level 1 (10 points)

    dear Hanami


    the new mac OSX Lion now forwards VPN packets to either wifi or ethernet. all u need to do is enter ur vpn setting in to ur apple computer, switch it on, go to internet sharing and share ur vpn connection to ur ethernet or wifi, depending on how u connect ur apple tv.

  • sulie4real Level 1 (10 points)

    the new mac OSX Lion now forwards VPN packets to either wifi or ethernet. all u need to do is enter ur vpn setting in to ur apple computer, switch it on, go to internet sharing and share ur vpn connection to ur ethernet or wifi, depending on how u connect ur apple tv.

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