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Connecting to the CECS PPTP VPN Print
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Saturday, 08 January 2011

Do not use this VPN service. It will be decommissioned on June 22, 2017.

For MCECS VPN services, please use our OpenVPN


This article will explain how to connect to the CECS VPN. The Article uses the GNOME desktop to illustrate how to do it, but the settings should be able to be applied to the KDE desktop as well.

1.  First, you will want to locate you network connections in the system notification tray, or go to network connections > VPN > Add under the "preferences" in the main menu.  The screen shot below shows how to get there on most GNOME desktops:


2.  In the connection type drop down menu, choose "PPTP".


3.  Now we are going to enter the appropriate settings to connect to the VPN.  Enter for the "Gateway", CECS username, password, and "CECS" for the "NT DOMAIN".


4.  Finally, we will set up the advanced settings by clicking the "Advanced" button.  Check "MSCHAPv2" for the authentication method, check "Use point-to-point encryption", select "128-bit security", and check "allow stateful encryption".  Leave everything else uncecked.


5.  Click on the "IPv4 settings" tab now


6.  Click "routes" and check the "use this connection only for resources on this network" box


7.  If you also have an "IPv6 settings" tab, repeat steps 8 and 9 for that tab. 

If you have followed these steps, you should now have your VPN connection saved to your computer.

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