Connecting From Off Campus

Wireless VPN for OSX 10.2 or Higher

1. Open your harddrive icon on your desktop or open Finder.

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2. Open Applications and then Open Internet Connect.

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3. Click the File menu and select "New VPN Connection". Select PPTP and click Continue.

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4. Type vpn.wireless.uccs.edu for Server address. Insert ufp\your IT username for Account Name. Insert your IT password for Password. Click the drop down menu Configuration and choose Edit Configuration.

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5. Type UCCS Wireless VPN in the Save As field. Click the Save button.

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6. Click OK.

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Connecting the VPN

7. Open your harddrive icon on your desktop.

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8. Open Applications and then Open Internet Connect.

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9. Click to select the correct VPN. The server address is vpn.wireless.uccs.edu. Click the Connect button.

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10. Verify the connection is established. The status will say Connected To.

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You can now access:

  • Kraemer Family Library Online Periodicals or Journals access
  • Student IT accounts on Excelsior (step 13)
  • Faculty and Staff IT accounts on Enterprise (step 19)

Option 1: Connecting to the Library

11. With a web browser, go to http://www.uccs.edu/library. Click Periodical Indexes by Name or Subject or Print and Electronic Journal Holdings.

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12. Click the Disconnect button when you're finished.

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Option 2: Student IT accounts on Excelsior

13. Click on your desktop to enable Finder. Click Go and select Connect to Server.

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14. Insert cifs://excelsior.uccs.edu/students$ for Server Address. Click the + icon to add the server connection to your favorites. Click the Connect button.

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15. Insert UFP for Workgroup/Domain. Insert your username for Account Name. Insert your password for Password. Click the OK button.

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16. An icon that says STUDENTS will appear on the desktop.

17. Open the STUDENTS folder to access Student IT folders.

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18. Click the Disconnect button when you're finished.

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Option 3: Faculty and Staff IT accounts on Enterprise

19. Click on your desktop to enable Finder. Click Go and select Connect to Server.

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20. Insert cifs://enterprise.uccs.edu/faculty$ for Server Address. Click the + icon to add the server connection to your favorites. (Replace faculty with staff for staff accounts.) Click the Connect button.

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21. Insert UFP for Workgroup/Domain. Insert your username for Account Name. Insert your password for Password. Click the OK button.

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22. An icon that says FACULTY will appear on the desktop (or STAFF if appropriate).

23. Open the FACULTY (or STAFF) folder to access the IT folders.

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24. Click the Disconnect button when you're finished.

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