Connecting From Off Campus

Resources VPN for Windows Vista

SUMMARY: This document will walk you through the necessary steps to set up the UCCS Resources VPN (Voyager) connection in Windows Vista. The Resources VPN (Voyager) connection is used to access the UCCS Servers (i.e. Excelsior, Enterprise, Columbia, etc.) as well as other additional resources.

NOTE: This VPN does NOT allow the user to access the periodical and journal databases on the UCCS Library website. You must use the Library VPN (Transporter) for that purpose.

    1. Click on the Start icon in the lower right corner of your desktop and select Connect To.
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    1. Click on Set up a connection or network.
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    1. Double-click on Connect to a workplace.
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      NOTE: If you see this screen, make sure No, create a new connection is selected, and click Next.
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    1. Double-click on Use my Internet connection (VPN).
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    1. Type voyager.uccs.edu where it asks for the Internet address and UCCS Resources VPN (Voyager) where it asks for the Destination name. Check the box that says Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later, then click Next.
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    1. You don't need to enter your credentials nows, so just click the Create button.
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    1. After a few seconds, you should see this window. Click Close.
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    1. Go back to the Start icon and Connect to, and right click on the VPN you just created. Then click on Properties.
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    1. Go to the Networking tab and click on Internet Protocol Version 4 to highlight it. Then click the Properties button.
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    1. Click on the Advanced button.
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    1. Click to remove the checkmark in the box titled Use default gateway on remote network.
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    1. Click on the DNS tab. Type uccs.edu in the DNS suffix box, and click to add checkmarks to both boxes below. Click the OK button on the 3 different boxes until you're back at the Connect to a network screen.
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    1. With the UCCS Resources VPN (Voyager) highlighted, click the Connect button.
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    1. After a few moments, you should see a screen that asks for your credentials. Type your IT username and password in their respective boxes. For the box labeled Domain, type UFP and click the Connect button.
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    1. To access the IT accounts, click on the Start icon in the lower right corner of your desktop. In the search bar, type in \\excelsior.uccs.edu for student accounts or \\enterprise.uccs.edu for staff/faculty accounts, and press Enter.
      NOTE: Further resources for using the campus network can be found on our Network Folder Access tutorial.
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  1. When you're finished, click on the Start icon, go to Connect To, and click the Disconnect button.
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