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VPN for Windows (eduVPN)

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. With this VPN connection, you will get both an IPv4 and IPv6 UT address. All network traffic from your device will go through the network of the University of Twente.

Before you start

  • This manual is written for windows
  • This manual uses a consistent style of writing: references to text and buttons on screens are printed in italics, information that you have to enter yourself is printed in bold.
  • You require the following:
    • An Internet connection. 
    • UT e-mail address.

Install and connect

STeP 1: DOWNLOAD the EDUVPN CLIENT.

Go to https://ut.eduvpn.nl and log in with your UT account.

Click on Windows to download the eduvpn client.

 

STeP 2: INSTALL THE CLIENT

Open the installation file and install the software (a restart might be required to finish the installation).

STeP 3: START THE CLIENT


Search for eduvpn in the start menu and open it. 

STEP 4: INSTALL the UT PROFILE


Select Connect to your Institution.

 

 Scroll down and select University of Twente.

 

You will be guided to the login page of the University of Twente, or redirected directly to the page where the application can be approved.

Click on Approve application.

 

 The profile for institute access is now added to the client.

STAP 5: CONNECT

Select Institute Access and wait until the status icon is green.

After a (re)start of the pc you only need to open the eduvpn client and select Institute Access to connect.

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