Connecting From Off Campus

 

Library VPN for Windows XP

UPDATE: Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows XP in July 2011. As such, the IT Department is no longer providing support as well. However, these help sheets will be available for anyone still using it.

SUMMARY: This document will walk you through the necessary steps to set up the UCCS Library VPN (Transporter) connection in Windows XP (SP3). The Library VPN (Transporter) connection is used to access the Kraemer Family Library journal database as well as other additional resources. When connected to this VPN server, the security restricts you from many other resources - 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
Start
button and select
Control Panel
. Click on
Network and Internet Connections
.

2. Click on
Create a connection to the network at your workplace
.

3. This opens the wizard. Click on
Virtual Private Network connection
and click the
Next
button.

4. Type
UCCS Library VPN (Transporter)
in the box and click the
Next
button.

5. If you have a dial-up configuration on your computer, this screen should appear next. If you have broadband, click on
Do not dial the initial connection
.

6. Otherwise make sure the correct dial-up connection is shown in the box. Click the down-arrow to select a different dial-up connection. Click the
Next
button.

7. Type
transporter.uccs.edu
in the box and click the
Next
button.

8. Select the appropriate choice for account users and click the
Next
button. On the next screen, click the
Finish
button.

9. Click on the
Start
button and select
Connect to
then select
UCCS Library VPN (Transporter)
.

10. Click the
Properties
button.

11. Click the
Options
tab. Click to place a checkmark to the left of
Include Windows logon domain
.

12. Click the
Networking
tab. With
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
highlighted, click the
Properties
button.

13. Click the
Advanced
button.

14. Ensure there's a checkmark in the box marked
Use default gateway on remote network
. Click the
OK
button.


15. Click the
DNS
tab. Type
uccs.edu
in the box labeled
DNS suffix.
Click to add checkmarks to both boxes below. Click the
OK
button.

Advanced TCP/IP window with DNS tab selected

16. To use VPN, click on the
Start
button, go to
Connect to
and select
UCCS  Library VPN (Transporter)
.

17. Type your
IT username
and
password
and enter
UFP
in the field labeled
Domain:
. Click the
Connect
button. If you have dial-up, you may have to enter the dial-up username and password on another window that pops up.

18. 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
.

Web browser window with library journal search panel

19. When you're finished, click on the
Start
button, go to
Connect to
, and select
UCCS Library VPN (Transporter)
. Click the
Disconnect
button.