VPN on Windows Vista - Tunnel All Traffic

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Who can use this?

You must have a Windows Campus domain login to use the VPN server.

Campus Domain Accounts for Graduate Students

Graduate students do not have Campus Domain Accounts created automatically and MUST REQUEST ONE.
The request must be COMPLETED before any system can be accessed with the account.

Only graduate students who are currently enrolled in a course are eligible for a campus domain account.

Configuration Instructions for Tunneling All Traffic in Windows Vista

Step 1: Open Network and Sharing Center

Open the Network and Sharing Center in Control Panel. Click on “Set up a connection or network”.

Step 2: Connect to a Workplace

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 Campus Domain credentials and click create. You may choose to check the "Remember this password" box, but this is not recommended as anyone with access to the machine now has access to your Domain account.

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 again and click on Manage network connections

Step 8: Select the Stevens VPN All Traffic

Right click on the connection Stevens VPN All Traffic and click on Properties

Step 9: Change IPsec Settings

On the Networking tab

  • For the "Type of VPN:" Select "L2TP IPSec VPN" The screen shot below is not correct it should read "L2TP IPSec VPN" where it reads "Automatic".
  • click on the button for IPSec Settings

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 Campus Domain Credentials

Enter in your campus domain username and password in the boxes

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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