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Configuring Gaming VPN on Mac
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billyedwards
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May 27, 2020, 10:21 PM
 
I am using Netduma router and it's gaming performance was smooth on Windows, no lags, nothing, but as soon as I have switched to Mac, I am seeing significant reduction and lags in speed. I am using Ivacy VPN at the moment and have also downloaded VPN from their download page for Mac, but even after installing customized client for Netduma, I am not able to achieve the same results on Mac. Anyone else facing this issue?
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Mar 2, 2021, 08:46 AM
 
Yes, it happens quite often. What VPN do you use?
     
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Mar 2, 2021, 01:13 PM
 
It's rather strange this issue is happening in general. I don't believe it's because of the Mac system. Maybe, you should change the settings. Anyway, there must be a proper solution to this problem. But I'm not sure if it' depends on the particular server you use when entering the site. Somehow, it might have been affected, but I don't think so. Honestly, sometimes I also do need to use VPN. I'm not gambling, I've found out that you can download some apps quicker than when using a direct IP address. So, I must admit that I've not faced any problems with the speed using this SpamService service. Surely, it's one of the most reliable VPNs in the world.
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Mar 2, 2021, 01:55 PM
 
Why would one game using a VPN?
     
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Mar 2, 2021, 07:13 PM
 
Perhaps they are playing X-rated games. Or gambling online with real money - ie, playing the stock markets.
     
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Mar 3, 2021, 05:53 AM
 
Probably buying cheaper games out of market and region controls force them to play in the market they bought them. Games can be very cheap in markets with weaker economy.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Jun 23, 2021, 04:58 AM
 
Are you using a free version of a vpn or paid?
     
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Jun 24, 2021, 08:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Perhaps they are playing X-rated games. Or gambling online with real money - ie, playing the stock markets.
Originally Posted by P View Post
Probably buying cheaper games out of market and region controls force them to play in the market they bought them. Games can be very cheap in markets with weaker economy.
All good answers! I was imagining the type of gaming situation where latency would be a bigger problem.
     
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Jun 25, 2021, 03:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Why would one game using a VPN?
To play on other servers with low ping.
     
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Jun 25, 2021, 04:13 AM
 
Doesn’t the VPN mess with your ping?
     
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Jun 28, 2021, 02:06 AM
 
Not if you are using a paid vpn which has servers in the region you are targeting to play.
     
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Jun 28, 2021, 01:32 PM
 
Gotcha!
     
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Jun 29, 2021, 02:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Gotcha!
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Jul 20, 2021, 07:34 AM
 
Select VPN from the interface drop-down menu, select L2PT over IPSec from the service name drop-down menu, and select the name of your choice in the service name field.
     
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Sep 30, 2021, 03:18 AM
 
You can configure the VPN to be accessible from a Mac or configure the client to work in standalone mode. Unfortunately, this won't solve the speed problem, only a small percentage will be better optimization. You might want to try other VPN options. Spam Product stays the same most of the time, you can see it in all the tops.
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Sep 30, 2021, 04:02 AM
 
I always knew the Client was a stand-up type of person.
     
   
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