VPN Access for Administrative Staff

Introduction

Whitman College provides a VPN server for administrative staff that allows you to securely connect to our internal network over the internet. This would allow you to potentially gain access to services such as Datatel or Millennium while off campus.

*Note* A VPN connection to Whitman College will not work in all locations. Some hotels, wireless hot spots and some Internet Service Providers use older firewalls, routers and wireless access points the do *NOT* support the required "Cisco IP/VPN passthrough (IPSec/L2TP)" and so the VPN connection to Whitman College will fail.

You need to contact Kevin Kelly (kelly@whitman.edu) to request a VPN account and to receive the "group password" you will need to log into our server.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

If your computer is using Windows Vista or Windows 7, please click on the following link for software download and instructions.

VPN Instructions for Vista/Windows 7

Mac OS X

If your computer is using Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, please click on the following link for software download and instructions.

VPN Instructions for Mac OS X

Windows 2000/XP

Download the Client

Please note you will need to login with your Whitman account to download these files.

Add the Whitman Profile

From within the Cisco Client:

  1. Click New
  2. Enter the following values:
    • Conection Entry: whitman
    • Description: Whitman VPN
    • Host: 74.85.64.130
    • Group Authentication Name: whitmanvpn
    • Group Authentication Password: Provided by WCTS
    • Leave the rest set to defaults.

Example screenshot:

To Connect

  1. Click Connect
  2. Enter your VPN account information. This will be different than your normal Whitman account.

Please note that if you had any open connections (i.e. instant messaging) they will be disconnected. All of your internet traffic will go through the Whitman network once connected.

When you are finished, click Disconnect.