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Setup TTUnet VPN for Windows XP

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:

STEP 1:  Go to Start -> Control Panel.

STEP 2:  Double-click Network Connections.

STEP 3:  Click File -> New Connection.

STEP 4:  The Network Connection Wizard will appear, click Next.

STEP 5:  Choose Connect to the network at my workplace, click Next.

STEP 6:  Choose Virtual Private Network connection, click Next.

STEP 7:  Type TTUnet in the name field, click Next.

STEP 8:  Type vpn.ttu.edu in Hostname field, click Next.

STEP 9:  Check the Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop if you desire. Click Finish.

STEP 10:  In the Connect TTUnet VPN dialog box, enter the following, then click Properties.

STEP 11:  Click the Security tab. Verify the following, then click IPSec Settings.

STEP 12: Check Use pre-shared key for authentication.  Enter the following key: TTUnetVPN. Click OK.

NOTE:  The key is case sensitive.

STEP 13:  Click the Networking tab. Set the Type of VPN server to L2TP IPSec VPN. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on the Properties button.

STEP 14:  Verify the following are checked, then click Advanced.

STEP 15:  In the General tab. Uncheck Use default gateway on remote network. Click OK on all preceding boxes.

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 16:  Click Connect. When connected you will see a connection icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.