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Virtual Private Network is a connection that emulates that you are connected to network you are actually not connected to. This is useful in obtaining network drives such as the H: drive or accessing the Library resources.
- 1 Setup
- 2 Troubleshooting
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All recent versions of windows should use the Cisco VPN Client to Connect to the VPN. It will automatically create the proper connection settings. For instructions on installing the Cisco VPN Client, Click Here.
You must have Mac OS 10.3 or later (10.2 does not work)
- Open the Internet Connect application which is located within the Applications folder
- Set up a new PPTP VPN connection as configured in the box below
- Make sure that the Internet application or web browser that will be used is not running before connecting to the VPN server
- You can connect to the VPN server by selecting Connect under the status menu as demonstrated
- Start the Internet application or web browser after connecting to the VPN server
VPN (PPTP) configuration: * Configuration: UA VPN * Server address: 126.96.36.199 * Acount Name: your uanet id * Password: your uanet password * Check "Show VPN status in menu bar"
If the VPN is stuck in L2TP you must go to File and select New VPN Connection and there you are able to change it to PPTP
*Choose > Apple > System Preferences > click Network *Click Add (+) at the bottom of the network connection services list *For Interface Select VPN *VPN Type: PPTP *Service Name: UA Akron VPN *Select Create *Configuration: Default *Server Address: 188.8.131.52 *Account name: UAnet ID *Select Authentication Settings > type UAnet ID password *Select Show VPN Status in Menu Bar *Click Connect
Please see instructions for configuring the VPN client for Ubuntu Linux
KDE / KNetworkmanager
Please see instructions for configuring the VPN client for KDE / KNetworkmanager
If you would like to connect to the VPN using the command line please make sure that you have the following:
- TUN/TAP compiled in your kernel or as a module. If you compiled it into the kernel, please install the new kernel and restart before continuing.
Device Drivers ---> Networking support ---> [*] Universal TUN/TAP device driver support
- If you compiled it as a module, please issue the following command
# modprobe tun
- VPNC installed in your system. It is highly recommended that you use your distribution's native package management utility to ensure a proper setup, Gentoo users will want to do the following
# emerge vpnc
VPNC can utilize more than one config file, this is beyond the scope of the article, please see the manpage for VPNC for more information. Edit /etc/vpnc/default.conf
IPSec gateway vpn.uakron.edu IPSec ID Zipnet IPSec secret zippy #Xauth username UANETID #Xauth password yourpassword
If you wish, uncomment the last two lines and replace 'UANETID' and 'yourpassword' with your UAnetID and password.
As root connect to the VPN with:
If you uncommented the username and password lines it should connect without prompting for further information, if not, enter your UAnetID and password. Look at your interfaces to ensure proper connectivity.
# ifconfig ... output omitted ... tun0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00 inet addr:184.108.40.206 P-t-P:220.127.116.11 Mask:255.255.255.255 UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1412 Metric:1 RX packets:1039 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:1280 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:500 RX bytes:556372 (543.3 Kb) TX bytes:157374 (153.6 Kb)
Nearly all Errors are caused by software firewalls blocking connections to the VPN server.
If you receive an "Error 619", try this:
- Click Start, then run.
- Type 'cmd' at the prompt
- A black box should open up, at this point type in:
netsh int ip reset reset.txt
For instructions on adding the VPN server to the Exceptions list on Mcafee Plus,CLICK HERE
Norton (W/ Internet Security)
For instructions on adding the VPN server to the Exceptions list on Norton (W/ Internet Security), CLICK HERE
Windows Live OneCare
For instructions on adding the VPN exception to Windows Live OneCare click HERE
- Double-click the ZoneAlarm icon in the System Tray
- Click on Firewall in the left-hand toolbar area
- Click on the Zones tab in the top right of the dialogue box. You should see your own computer's IP Address listed as in the Trusted Zone. You need the following as well...
- Click on Add>> button and select range
- In the Local Zone Properties dialogue box, click Add >>, range...
- In the Trusted Zone specify:
o IP Address 18.104.22.168 o .. 22.214.171.124 o Description UA Trusted
- Click OK