VPN on Windows 7

INTRODUCTION

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is used to set up a virtual network connection across another physical network connection. In this case, that involves setting up a VPN connection to the University of Twente, so that you will acquire an IP address starting with 130.89, even if your Internet Service Provider is not the same as that of the University of Twente.


There are two potential ways that VPN can be used
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In library use, all of your Internet traffic will go via the UTnet, which means you can search scientific databases with the UT’s licences. This will mean that your Internet connection is somewhat slower. On the Internet, your computer will act the same as a UT computer, because of that, it might be the case that services from your Internet provider (e.g. Live TV) will not work whilst you are connected via VPN.

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UTnet use you only connect with the UTnet for all other things. This means that you will retain the speed of your Internet connection. Furthermore, this connection will put less of a load on the VPN server.

We recommend that you create both and use the one that you need at that particular time. This means that you will need to make your way through the steps in the manual twice. Only steps 6 and 14 differ. Steps where the procedure differs are denoted with **

BEFORE YOU GET STARTED

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The manual is written for Windows 7; separate manuals are available for Windows XP and Windows Vista.

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When working through the manual, you will frequently have to perform operations. A specific style of writing is used for these instructions: references to text and buttons on screens are printed in italics, data that you have to enter yourself is printed in bold.

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Make sure that you have local administrator rights. If you do not have these, contact your system administrator.

You’ll need the following:

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An Internet connection that is already active.

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An ICT account. This is your student number with corresponding password.

Step 1: Control panel

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Go to Start > Control panel > Network and Internet.

control panel

Step 2: Network and Internet

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Click Network and Sharing Center.

network and internet

 

Step 3: Set up a connection

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Click Set up a new connection or network.


network and sharing center

 

Step 4: Make a connection to a workplace

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Select Connect to a workplace.

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Click Next.


set up a connection

 

Step 5: VPN connection

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Click Use my Internet connection (VPN).


connect to a workplace

 

Step 6: Server **

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Under Internet address: enter pptp.utwente.nl.

For library use:

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Under Destination name: enter UB VPN.

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The option Allow other people to use this connection is useful if there are other users on this computer who are allowed to use this connection.

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Select Don’t connect now; just set it up so I can connect later.

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Click Next.

For Utnet use :

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Under Destination name: enter UTwente VPN.

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The option Allow other people to use this connection is useful if there are other users on this computer who are allowed to use this connection.

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Select Don’t connect now; just set it up so I can connect later.

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Click Next.


destination

 

Step 7: Provide user credentials

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Under User name: enter your student/employee number (e.g. s0123456 or m0123456).

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Under Password: enter the password that corresponds with your ICT-account.

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If you want your password to be remembered, select Remember this password.

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Leave Domain (optional): empty.

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Click Create.

user credentials

Stap 8: Finish

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Click Close, as you still have to make some modifications.


finish

 

Step 9: Change adapter settings

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Click Change adapter settings.


adapter settings

 

Step 10: Properties

The VPN connection is now shown in the overview.

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Right-click the VPN connection and click Properties.


properties

 

Step 11: Security

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Select the Security tab.

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Under Type of VPN: select Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).

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Under Data encryption: select Optional encryption (connect even if no encryption).

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Make sure only Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) and Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2) are selected.


properties 2

 

Step 12: Networking

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Select the Networking tab.

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Uncheck Internet Protocol version 6 (TCP/IPv6).

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Select Internet Protocol versie 4 (TCP/IPv4).

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Click Properties.


networking

 

Step 13: Internet Protocol properties

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Click Advanced…


general

 

Step 14: Advanced settings **

For library use:

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Select Use default gateway on remote network.

For Utnet use:

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Deselect Use default gateway on remote network.

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Deselect Disable class baded route addition.

ip settings

 

Step 15: Connect

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Click OK three successive times.

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Click the network icon in the taskbar ( wlan or utp ).

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Select the VPN connection with which you want to connect (UB VPN or UTwente VPN).

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Click Connect.


connect

Step 16: Connect (continued)

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The user credentials are already filled in (step 7).

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Click Connect.

connect 2

A connection will now be established to the UT via VPN.

connecting