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Setting up VPN (Virtual Private Network) with Windows 7

1. Click on Windows start windowsstart then Control Panel

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2. Select Network and Sharing Center

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3. Select Set up a new connection or network

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4. Select Connect to a workplace and then click Next

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5. Click on Use my Internet connection (VPN)

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6.  Enter vpn.bath.ac.uk as the Internet address, Enter University of Bath VPN as the Destination name, tick the box (optional) for Allow other people to use this connection, tick the box for Don't connect now; just set it up so i can connect later click Next

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7. Type in your CAMPUS\Computing Services username (e.g. CAMPUS\sqpr55) and click Create

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8. You will get a connection confirmation screen click Close

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 Configuring your setup VPN connection

1. Click on Windows start 1.start then on Control Panel

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2. Click on Network and Sharing Center

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 3. Click on Change adapter settings

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4. Right Click on the University of Bath VPN connection, and select Properties

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5. Click the Networking tab, highlight the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option, then select Properties

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6. On the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties screen, click Advanced

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7. On the Advanced TCP/IP Settings windows locate the setting for Use default gateway on remote network and configure as follows:

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8. Click Ok on each of the 3 open windows to return to the Network Connections screen, which you can also now close.

 

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Using your setup VPN connection

There are many ways you can run your VPN connection. Two of the easiest methods are described below.

You can either:

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When establishing this connection for the first time, you might be asked to set the network location. If you are prompted for this, choose Work Network as shown below.

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Disconnecting your setup VPN connection

To disconnect your VPN session, left click on the network or wireless icon in your system tray (near or next to the clock in the bottom right hand corner), locate the active VPN connection, and click on the disconnect option.

Alternatively, logging off or shutting down your computer will disconnect the active VPN connection.