VPN on Windows 7 - Tunnel All Traffic

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Who can use this?

All current Stevens students, staff and faculty with computer accounts.

Configuration Instructions for Tunneling All Traffic in Windows 7

Step 1: Open Network and Sharing Center

  • Click the Start icon and press Control Panel
  • Under Network and Internet, click View Network Status and Tasks

Step 2: Connect to a Workplace

  • Click Set up a New Connection or Network
  • Choose to Connect to a Workplace and click Next

Step 3: "Use My Internet Connection"

  • Choose Use my Internet connection (VPN)

Step 4: Type the Internet Address

  • For the Internet address type: vpn.stevens.edu
  • For the Destination name type: Stevens VPN All Traffic
  • Also, make sure to check the box next to Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later

Step 5: Type your user name and password

Type in your Stevens username and Password and click Create. You may choose to check the "Remember this password" box.

Step 6: Click Close

Once it says The connection is ready to use, do not click on connect now, rather click on Close

Step 7: Open the Network and Sharing Center Again

Now that the connection has been created, we need to edit a few of the settings, so open the Network and Sharing Center and click Connect to a Network

Step 8: Select the Stevens VPN All Traffic

A window in the bottom right will appear. Right click on the connection Stevens VPN All Traffic and click on Properties

Step 9: Change IPsec Settings

On the Security tab

  • For the "Type of VPN:" Select Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec)
  • Click on the Advanced Settings button

Once the box pops up, click on Use preshared key for authentication and type SITvpn for the key. Click on Ok

Step 10: Click OK

Step 11: Start the Connection

Double click on Stevens VPN All Traffic

Step 12: Enter your Stevens account Credentials

Enter in your Stevens Username and Password in the boxes. The domain is CAMPUS

Step 13: Select a location

Select a location for this network


If you are unable to connect, please check our VPN Troubleshooting tips.

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