Setting Up a VPN


Setting up Win 10 VPN Connection

Setting up Win 7/8 VPN Connection

Setting up OS X VPN Connection

Setting up Vista VPN Configuration 

  

NOTE:  VPN access is available only by request for current employees.  This allows access to all on-campus resources, including network shares such as Deparmental k: drive, Personal u: drive, etc. To request access, Click here.  

 

 

 

 

 

Setting up Win 10 VPN Connections

 

To begin, click on the Search bar and type "VPN" or Go to Settings > Network and Internet > VPN

 

Then click "Add a VPN Connection" 

 

 

Select "Windows (built-in)" for the Provider. Label the connection "SMUMN VPN". Then enter virtualw.smumn.edu for the address. 

VPN Type needs to be PPTP. 

Enter your university username and password. (SMUMN\username)

Click Save. 

 

 

 

 

Then, under "Related Settings", click on "Change Adapter Options"

 

 

 

 

 

Right click on the SMUMN VPN Connection and select "Properties"

 

 

 

 

Under the "Security" tab, select "Require encryption (disconnect if server declines". 

Also select "Allow these protocols" 

Check the boxes next to "Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol" and "Microsoft CHAP Version 2" 

 

Click OK

 

 

 

 

 

A message may pop up like the one displayed below. Please click "Yes".

 

 

 

 

 

At this point, you may want to save a shortcut to the VPN on your desktop. Simply right click on the SMUMN VPN Connection and select "Create Shortcut"

 

 

You are now ready to use your VPN Connection on Windows 10! Remember, you will need to connect to the VPN each time you are off campus in order to access your network drives. 

Mapping Network Drive

 

Step 1:

Click on the icon in the Task Bar that looks like a file folder.


In the left hand column, Right click "This PC"

 

Click Map Network Drive

 

Step 2:

 

In the drop down Drive menu, select U:

 

In the folder field enter, \\neo.smumn.edu\username$

 

Replace the username with your Saint Mary's username, and leave the $ sign.

 

Reconnect at Logon should be check.  (if you wish to reconnect without doing these steps again later, leave unchecked).

 

Twin Cities users should replace neo.smumn.edu with kessell.smumn.edu

 

Step 3:

 

Optional:  Check the box indicationg that you will "Connect using different credentials".  

 

Click, "Finish". 

 

 

 

Step 4:

 

When prompted for your username and password, type "smumn\username", in theUsername field and your password in the Password field.

 

Click OK.

 

 

 

 

You should now be able to view your personal U Drive files.

 

Please keep in mind, it is best to save files you wish to work on to your local computer, edit, save, and then copy the file back to your personal U: drive.

 

You will see a performance improvement versus working with the file driectly off the network server.

 

You are now finshed setting up VPN in Windows 10.

 

To Setup Win 7/8 VPN Connections


1.  For Windows 7/8, open Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Share Center.  Click, "Set up a new connection or network".  


2.  Select.  "Connect to a workplace" and click "Next".


3.  Click "Use my Internet Connection (VPN)".


4.  In the Internet Address field, Type in the following:

virtualw.smumn.edu

Check the "Don't connect now, just set it up so I can connect later" box.


5.  Enter your SMUMN username and password for the SMUMN domain.  Type SMUMN in the Domain Field.


6.  Then click Cancel.

7.  Go gack to Network and Sharing Center.

8.  Click "Change adapter settings".


A new window will appear like below.


9.    Click SMU VPN.

10.  Right Click, and scroll down to Properties.

      This window will appear as below.


11.  Click on the Security Tab.

12.  In the Tpye of VPN, Choose Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)

13.  In the Data Encryption, Choose Require encryption (disconnect if server declines)

14.  Check "Allow these protocols" and check "Challenge Hanshake Authenication Protocol (CHAP" and                  Microsoft CHAP Version (MS-CHAP v2)

15.  Click OK


After you are connected to the VPN, you will need to Map the appropriate network drive(s).

As an example, below are the directions to map your personal network storage space, U: drive.

To map to another drive, you would replace the name of the server such as, morpheus and the folder name where NEO and your username would go.  \\morpheus\departmental.  

Make sure you change the drive letter as well. Any letter in the list is available and can be used.


Step 1:
Right click "Computer"

Click Map Network Drive

Step 2:

In the drop down Drive menu, select U:

In the folder field enter, \\neo.smumn.edu\username$

Replace the username with your Saint Mary's username, and leave the $ sign.

Reconnect at Logon should be check.  (if you wish to reconnect without doing these steps again later, leave unchecked).

Twin Cities users should replace neo.smumn.edu with kessell.smumn.edu

Step 3:

Check the box indicationg that you will "Connect using different credentials".  

Click, "Finish".

 

Step 4:

When prompted for your username and password, type "smumn\username", in the Username field and your password in the Password field.

Click OK.

 

You should now be able to view your personal U Drive files.

Please keep in mind, it is best to save files you wish to work on to your local computer, edit, save, and then copy the file back to your personal U: drive.

You will see a performance improvement versus working with the file driectly off the network server.

  

To Setup OS X VPN Connections

1.  Coose Apple

2.  Click on System Preferences


3. choose Network.


4.  Click on the ( + ) sign. (at the bottom left of the page.


5.  From the pop-up menu, choose "VPN".


6.  Choose "L2TP over IPSec" from VPN type.

7.  Write "SMUMN VPN" in the Service Name field.


8.  In the Server Address field:  Type virtualtc.smumn.edu


9.  Type your username in the Account Name field.


10.  Click on, "Authentication settings" and type your password, under the "Machine Authentication" area, type in the shared secret which is (all caps) SMUMN, then click OK.


11.  On the bottom left hand side click apply. Make sure that the "show VPN status" in menu bar is checked. Once this is all set up to connect to the VPN click on the icon in the menu bar and select connect to vpn

 

 

 

 

Windows Vista VPN Configuration


1.  Click, Start

2.  Click, Control Panel

3.  Open Network and Sharing Center

 

4.  Click the "Setup a Connection or Network". (upper left hand corner)


5.  Click "Connect to a workplace" and click "Next" to continue.

6.  Select "Use my Internet Connection (VPN)".

7.  In the Internet Address field, enter either virtualw.smumn.edu (for Winona) or virtualtc.smumn.edu (for Twin                Cities), then click "Next" .

At this point you may be prompted to create the connnection for the current account or for another's use.  If there are multiple users on the computer, it may be necessary to create the connection for "anyone's use"

8.  Click Next.

The final screen gives the option to create a desktop icon for the VPN connection.  If you want an Icon on your desktop, check the box.

Click, Finish to complete the configuration of this connection.

 

When connecting to this VPN, the username and password are the same as your SMUMN domain username and password.

Now to map the personal network drive, U: drive.

Step 1

Open "Computer", click Map Network Drive

Step 2

In the drop down Drive menu, Select U: and in the username field enter \\neo.smumn.edu\username$ (put your username in and keep the $)

Make sure the Reconnect at logon is checked.

Step 3

After clicking finish, you will be prompted to enter your SMU username and password

For your username enter smumn\username, then enter your password

Click OK

Step 4

Done.  Your U: drive is now located under Computer.

 



 

 

 

 

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