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Setup TTUnet VPN for Leopard

Please print out these instructions and follow the STEPs on your computer.

STEP 1:  Verify that your TTU Active Directory Account is Active:

  1. Go to https://eraider.ttu.edu and sign in using your eRaider username and password.
     
  2. Under Active Directory Information, verify that your TTU\username (e.g. TTU\jdoe) is set to "Active."

STEP 2:  Configure your VPN client:

NOTE: Please DO NOT make any other changes to your configuration than those specified in these instructions.


STEP 1:  Access System Preferences by choosing it from the Apple menu.

STEP 2:  Click Network.

STEP 3:  Your preferences may be locked to prevent unwanted changes.  If so, click the lock in the bottom left corner of the window, then type an administrative password.

STEP 4:  If you have an existing connection configured for TTUnet VPN you will probably want to remove it before adding the new connection.  Click the existing connection once in the left-hand menu to select it, then click the minus sign to remove it.  (If you do not have an existing TTUnet VPN connection, skip to STEP 6.)

STEP 5:  Click Apply.

STEP 6:  Click the plus sign in the bottom left corner to add a new connection.

STEP 7:  Select VPN as the Interface.

STEP 8:  Select L2TP over IPSec as the VPN Type.

STEP 9:  Type a Service Name to represent this connection.  This can be any name of your choosing, such as TTUnet VPN.

STEP 10:  Click Create.

STEP 11:  Type vpn.ttu.edu as the Server Address.

STEP 12:  Type your eRaider username (i.e. jdoe) in the Account Name field.

STEP 13:  Click Authentication Settings.

STEP 14:  Type your eRaider password in the Password field.

STEP 15:  In the Shared Secret field, type TTUnetVPN.  This is case sensitive.

STEP 16:  Click OK.

STEP 17:  Ensure that Show VPN status in menu bar is selected.

STEP 18:  Click Advanced.

STEP 19:  Under Options, ensure Send all traffic over VPN connection is unchecked.  Click OK.

NOTE:  Leave the box checked if you plan to access TTU online library resources, or to access both TTU and TTUHSC resources (such as shared calendars).

STEP 20:  Click Apply to save all of the settings.

STEP 21:  Press Command+Q on your keyboard or choose Quit System Preferences from the System Preferences menu.