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.
The VPN client software is available for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista computers.
Directions for Windows Users
- Download the VPN client software from UDeploy. (May require your UDelNet ID and password.)
- If you have not restarted your computer since the last time you installed Windows updates, restart your computer now.
- Doubleclick the icon for the vpnclient-win-msi-xxxx.exe file to unzip the software.
- Select UnZip to start the installation and click OK after the files are unzipped.
- Vista users will see a User Account Control Window before the installation starts. If you see this window, select Allow.
- During the installation, follow the prompts, selecting Next or Accept as appropriate.
- At the end of the installation process, select Finish and Yes to reboot your computer.
- From the Start button, select All Programs and then select the VPN Client. (If it's not listed directly on the All Programs menu, look for CISCO Systems VPN Client, open that folder, and then select VPN Client.)
- Make a new connection by selecting the New icon in the VPN Client window.
- Make sure that Group Authentication is selected. Then provide this information:Connection Entry: UD VPN Description: UD VPN Connection Host: vpn.nss.udel.edu Name: udeluser Password: vpnclient Confirm Password: vpnclient
- Click the Transport tab and at the bottom place a checkmark in the box for "Allow Local LAN Access".
- Select Save.
- To use the VPN connection, follow these steps:
- Connect to the Internet using an ISP other than the University of Delaware.
- If it is closed, open the VPN client from the Start button menu or the All Programs menu.
- Make sure that the UD VPN entry is highlighted on the Connection Entry list.
- Select the icon for Connect.
- Provide your UDelNet username and password when prompted.
- Work using whatever Internet applications you ordinarily would.
- When done, select Disconnect from the VPN Client window and close the VPN Client program.
How Virtual Private Networks Work (by Jeff Tyson, How Stuff Works, 2005)
IT Help Center
Last updated September 13, 2007
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