Using VPN at UD for Macintosh
The University of Delaware allows faculty, staff and students to use
UD's Virtual Private Network (VPN) to log into resources
usually restricted to on-campus use.
instructions apply to the built-in VPN client with MacOS 10.6.
Other VPN client software is available for MacOS 10.2 to 10.5, and can be
Directions for Macintosh users
Open Network Preferences:
If you do not have a network status icon on your
menu bar, open
the network preferences by clicking the System Preferences... under
the Apple menu, and clicking
the Network icon in the Internet & Wireless section.
Click the + to create a new service. (You may have to unlock the panel to make changes.)
Choose VPN interface:
Select the interface and enter a name for the new service.
Type the server address and your account information: (Leave password blank.)
Network Status is Not Configured
||Your UDelNet ID
||Server will prompt for password
Click Authentication Settings....
Fill in the shared secret and group name:
(You may need to reload as a UDelNet User to see the shared secret.)
Check the box "Show VPN status in menu bar".
Using the VPN connection
- Connect to the Internet using
an ISP other than the University of Delaware.
- Click the VPN status icon in the menu bar and select Connect UD VPN.
- Provide the UDelNet password for the account in
the VPN Connection window.
- Work using normal Internet applications. The VPN connection time is
displayed in the menu bar next the VPN status icon.
- When done,
click the VPN status icon in the menu bar and select Disconnect UD VPN.