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VPN Monitor Version 1.2

DevelopmentPosted by VPN Monitor Tue, August 18, 2015 12:32:00
Version 1.2 was released in the Apple Appstore in January 2015, only two months after the release of version 1.1 in order to address two bugs. One bug prevented the App to start on some systems and another bug prevented a reconnect after a long system sleep.

Although VPN Monitor only requires one or two settings to work correctly it seemed some users were unable to configure these or overlooked it in the help documentation:

1. ensure the VPN Service is the preferred network service (drag to top of the
network services list)
2. (optional) route all traffic through the VPN connection (always recommendable)

The workflow to configure a VPN Service was covered in the built-in help section, but apparently not always read. To address these problems a FAQ section was added to version 1.2 to make it more understandable.

This was also required in order to help prevent bad reviews on the Appstore due to misconfiguration of the VPN Service. Unfortunately it is impossible to contact the users who write bad reviews in order to help fix the problems they have. Therefore it is always recommendable to use the support link in the Appstore before leaving a bad review or rating.

Another new feature which made it's appearance in version 1.2 was a display of the connection speed on the HUD status panel. It shows the received (Rx) and send (Tx) speed of the VPN connection.

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