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Apple TV using my MacBook Pro VPN connection

I want to use my personal VPN thru my macbook pro for my apple TV. I do not have a VPN router.

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Because I currently do not have a VPN router or the ability to set up VPN on my router. I have personal VPN only for my laptops and phones. I am overseas and need to overcome the Geo-Blocking so I can fully utilize my Apple TV.


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The problem you face is forcing the AppleTV to use the VPN tunnel as there is no client side VPN service on it like your MacBook Pro.

Basically, your MacBook Pro VPN service is an end node client so it doesn't really allow tethered connections to leverage the VPN tunnel. I think you've already discovered that. If not, go into Prefs > Sharing enable 'Internet Sharing' Then enable Share your connection from: Ethernet To Computers using: WiFi

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Yes, it seems my VPN service does not allow. I was able to get a connection by manually changing the IP address, but no actually data was able to pass. Guess I am stuck with buying that VPN router... Thanks for the assist.


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