Setting up a VPN Connection on Windows 7

To configure a VPN connection to the St. Olaf network:

1. Open the Control Panel

2. Go to Network and Internet and then to the Network and Sharing Center.

3. Click Set up a new connection or network.

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4. Select Connect to a workplace and click the Next button.

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5. Click Use my Internet connection (VPN).

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6. For the Internet address: enter vpn.stolaf.edu.

7. For the Destination name: enter St. Olaf VPN.

8. Check Don’t connect now; just set it up so I can connect later and click Next.

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9. Enter your username and click Create.

Important security note: When configuring a VPN connection on a computer that is shared by multiple users (e.g. your home computer), do not check the Remember this password box – this will allow any user of the computer to connect to St. Olaf network.

10. Once the connection is created, click Close

Using the St. Olaf VPN connection

To connect to the St. Olaf VPN:

1. Click on the Start Menu and click Control Panel. Then go to Network and Sharing Center.

2. Select Connect to a Network from the list and click Connect.

3. A box in the lower right should pop up and the St. Olaf VPN should be an option. Click St. Olaf VPN and then click Connect.

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4. Enter your username and password when prompted.

Important security note: When configuring a VPN connection on a computer that is shared by multiple users (e.g. your home computer), do not check the “Remember this password” box – this will allow any user of the computer to connect to St. Olaf network.

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To disconnect from the St. Olaf VPN:

1. Follow steps 1-3 from Using the St. Olaf VPN Connection.

2. Click on St. Olaf VPN and click Disconnect.