Connecting From Off Campus

Wireless 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.

1. Click on the Start button and select Control Panel. Click on Network and Internet Connections.

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2. Click on Create a connection to the network at your workplace.
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3. This opens the wizard. Click on Virtual Private Network connection and click the Next button.
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4. Type UCCS Wireless VPN in the box and click the Next button.
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5. If you have a dial-up configuration on your computer, this screen should appear next. Click on Do not dial the initial connection.
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6. Type vpn.wireless.uccs.edu in the box and click the Next button.
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7. Select the appropriate choice and click the Next button. Click the Finish button.
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8. Click on the Start button, go to Connect to and select UCCS Wireless VPN.
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9. Click the Properties button.
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10. Click the Options tab. Click to place a checkmark to the left of Include Windows logon domain. Click the down-arrow next to Time between redial attempts and set it to 1 second.
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11. Click the Networking tab. With Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) highlighted, click the Properties button.
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12. Click the Advanced button.
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13. Ensure there's a checkmark in the box marked Use default gateway on remote network. Click the OK button.
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14. To use VPN, click on the Start button, go to Connect to and select UCCS Wireless VPN.
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15. Type your IT username and password and UFP as the domain as shown above and 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.
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16. To access the Library databases, start Internet Explorer. Go to http://www.uccs.edu/library. Click on the link to Periodical Indexes by Name or Subject or Print and Electronic Journal Holdings.

17. To access the IT accounts, click on the Start button and select Run. Type in \\excelsior.uccs.edu for student accounts or \\enterprise.uccs.edu for staff/faculty accounts. Click the OK button.

18. When you're finished, click on the Start button, go to Connect to, and select UCCS Wireless VPN. Click the Disconnect button.

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