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Configuring L2TP over IPSec VPN for iOS on Billion 7800DOX Router

This will almost certainly be my last Billion router. They have awful support and refuse to respond to simple questions about failing hardware, but for now, I’m persevering with the Billion 7800VDOX modem/router because that’s what I have.

The O series of routers comes with a VPN server built in (either PPTP or L2TP), but since PPTP is inherently insecure now, I’m setting up L2TP over IPSec and having this work with my iOS device. I’d managed to find a PDF provided by Billion about this a while back, but could no longer find it …

Configuring rEFInd boot manager as your startup disk on a Mac

So I’ve installed Ubuntu on the metal of my MacBook Pro Retina (13 inch, if you must know) and in order to dual-boot the machine, I use the rEFInd Boot Manager.

It works really well and was simple to configure, but I found that after upgrading to Yosemite (10.10), Mac OS X became the default boot OS, whereas rEFInd was booting by default originally.

Originally, this was fine, I dealt with just holding the Option key down during boot to bring up the Startup Manager and selecting EFI Boot in order to get into Linux. I wasn’t …