5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2013 6:55 AM by Richard Curran
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I have an odd problem than began yesterday morning.  I can access work development servers using VPN.  I have configured the Mac VPN software using the Cisco IPSec type.  It has worked for the past two months on my new Linksys N900 (EA4500) router, wired or wireless.  Suddenly yesterday morning, it no longer works through the router.  Once I try to connect and then I close the VPN connection, all other traffic fails, e.g. no email, Dropbox, or browser connections work, until I restart the computer.  The only way I can connect to our VPN is wired, directly to my DSL modem. 


Oddly, I can use the wireless access point with the same VPN connection at other locations such as our remote office where we still need VPN to connect to our servers.


Should this be an issue with my router, the VPN software settings, priority of network connections?  It seems as if the VPN connection is "working" but then no traffic actually gets through the tunnel.  And yet I changed no settings on the router.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Reply by The hatter on Jul 9, 2013 6:53 AM Helpful
So this July 2 update you would have installed Security Update 2013-003 (Snow Leopard) http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5806 https://www.macupdate.com/find/mac/vpn Do you make bootable backups before applying any such update. So you can work and so you can boot from or incase the update fails or the disk fails. And so you can even test to see if it was the update that affected your work like now.  Using Cloning as a Backup Strategyhttp://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/7032/carbon-copy-clonerhttp://www.bombich.com/software/updates/ccc-3.5.html Security discussions include more details about hard-drive erasure, plus a question on SSD data privacy; VPN services; http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/Mac_OSX_Server_v10.6_Getting_Started.pdf','m anuals' Direct you to the proper forum for MacBook :MacBook Series Forums  https://discussions.apple.com/community/notebooks?view=discussionshttp://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro Mac OS X Forumhttps://discussions.apple.com/community/mac_os?view=discussions This forum deals with a desktop/tower 65lb Mac Pro http://www.apple.com/support/macpro

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