Connecting From Off Campus

The IT Help Desk recommends you use the VPN Automatic Install tool for setting up the VPN.

Library VPN for Windows 7

SUMMARY: This document will walk you through the necessary steps to set up the UCCS Library VPN (Transporter) connection in Windows Vista. The Library VPN (Transporter) connection is used to access the Kraemer Family Library journal database as well as other additional resources. While connected to the Library VPN (Transporter), security restrictions will prevent you from accessing many other resources on the internet - remember to log out of VPN when you're finished.

NOTE : Although it's named Library VPN (Transporter), this configuration is also used for other off-campus resources such as Human Resources and Financial Systems.

1. Click on the Network icon in the lower right corner of your desktop and select Open Network and Sharing Center.

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2. Click on Set up a new connection or network.
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3. Double-click on Connect to a workplace.
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4. If you see this screen, just make sure No, create a new connection is selected, and click Next.
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5. Double-click on Use my Internet connection (VPN).
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6.Type  transporter.uccs.edu where it asks for the Internet address:. Type UCCS Library VPN  (Transporter) 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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7. You don't need to enter your credentials nows, so just click the Create button.
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8. After a few seconds, you should see this window. Click Close.
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9. Go back to the Network icon and right-click on the VPN you just created. Then click on Properties.
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10. Go to the Networking tab and click on Internet Protocol Version 4 to highlight it. Then click the Properties button.
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11. Click on the Advanced button.
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12. Ensure there is a checkmark in the box titled Use default gateway on remote network.
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13. 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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14. In the Network Access menu, select the UCCS Library VPN (Transporter), click the Connect button.
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15. 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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16. To access the Library databases, open an internet browser and go to www.uccs.edu/library. From here you can search the databases or journals.
NOTE: For instructions on searching databases and using the UCCS Library VPN, reference the library's help page.
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17. When you're finished, click on the Network icon, high-light the VPN, and click the Disconnect button.
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