A connection could not be established to the ppp server mac

LVL 5. This should be simple. On the mac make sure your protocol is pptp. Does it work from Windows? Riselaw Author Commented: Yes it works fine from my XP notebook using the same internet connection etc. The protocol is PPTP. IP, username and password have all been verified as used on the XP machine. LVL The easiest solution is usually to change the subnet of the local LAN to something different, say Learn More!

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The local LAN mac is The remote LAN is I used the same wireless modem on my XP notebook which worked fine, so it looks like this IP conflict is not causing the problem. Well, that is good, at least. You might check your Mac's firewall settings. Yes, I had tried that as well. The mac firewall is turned off. I am just about out of ideas. It should work. You can connect to the internet?

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Yes, the internet works fine. I guess I could try a ping to the remote router. I also have another user from the same company wanting remote access on another mac but from a different house so I might try that before going much further. X Donate Contact us. New posts Trending Search forums. What's new. New posts New profile posts Latest activity. Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts Billboard Trophies. Help with VPN Troubleshooting.


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Thread starter ahmad20 Start date Jul 13, Sidebar Sidebar. Forums Networking Networking. JavaScript is disabled. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Previous Next Sort by votes. Jul 13, 1 0 1, 0. This error is displayed when trying to connect: "A connection could not be established to the PPP server. Try reconnecting. The modem establishes a PPP connection over a 3G network, and since that network is shared with cell phones, Vodafone was aggressive about disconnecting idle devices after a very short time.

They could always attribute these "dropped calls" to spotty network coverage. Or they may genuinely have spotty network coverage sometimes signal strength drops for a few moments due to interference, then quickly recovers.

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In my experience when there was robust cellular coverage the PPP connection was good, and when the coverage was thin in the countryside or at peak times the connection became flakey. Have either of you noticed that this problem happens more at certain times of day? That would point to your ISP shedding load. Having the same problem as Joshnh.

I have contacted my ISP though I noticed you need to check settings in System preferences-Network-select your modem-pick advanced settings then change settings. I have done so anyway, it is solved a bit but goes back to the same issue.

How to setup PPTP VPN on a mac

If your connction to your ISP is via a wireless network, some packets don't go though. That may be the problem.


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