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How to Switch Protocol

How to Change Protocol on ExtremeVPN Mac app
May 1, 2023
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When the Automatic Protocol Selection option is disabled, the ExtremeVPN app must be disconnected to switch between protocols. By disabling this option, you can manually select a specific VPN protocol, which will require a temporary disconnection of the app to apply the changes.

Every VPN protocol affects the stability and performance of your connection. Select the right protocol when you connect to a VPN server. ExtremeVPN recommends the protocol automatically to pick the right settings optimized for your needs. However, if the automatic protocol feature doesn’t work, you may need to try switching between different protocols manually.

Protocol Guide:


IPSec is the best option, but it isn’t very fast and mostly works for web browsing.


It’s the fastest VPN protocol that offers the most stable connection and is used for streaming and downloading.


UDP is used mainly for streaming and downloading. It offers a VPN connection with medium encryption.


Wireguard is best known for its security and speed and is mostly used for streaming and web browsing.

Want to know how you can switch between the protocols? Follow the steps here 👇

  • Click on the ⚙️ Preferences button on the left side of the ExtremeVPN application.Server Connected
  • From General Settings, click on the Protocol tab.Vpn connection notifactions
  • To change your automatic protocol selection, untick the ☑️ Check box .Protocol
  • A warning sign will pop up; select Proceed to continue.protocol Procced
  • From the drop-down menu, choose the Protocol you want to select.Connect IPSec

Once you’ve selected it, your Protocol will be changed successfully.


Some protocols aren’t available by default. To activate them, you must install a protocol extension on your device.

  • A gif will appear on the screen to install the extension. Simply follow the gif, and you can easily install the protocol extension.
  • After doing it, return to your Locations tab and Connect to your preferred location.Location Quantum
  • After it’s done successfully, you will see the selected protocol in the Connection details.
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