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Written by Administrator   
Monday, 12 September 2005

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

For MCECS VPN services, please use our OpenVPN

 https://cat.pdx.edu/network/vpn-services-in-mcecs-2.html

 

 

To connect to our VPN, please use the following tutorials:

 

Manual configuration:

If you have Windows 7, click here.

If you have Windows 8, click here.

If you have Windows 8.1, click here.

If you have Windows 10, click here.


To use our PPTP VPN configuration script for windows 7 or higher:

That automatically configures the PVN for you, click here.

 

If you have Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) or later, click here.

If you have Linux, click here.

 

Important things to know before you start:

  • YOU MUST ALREADY HAVE A MASEEH COLLEGE WINDOWS ACCOUNT TO USE THE VPN. Please see one of our front desks for an account if you're eligible.

Below are some frequently asked questions and additional information

What is a VPN?

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. A VPN uses the Internet as its transport mechanism, while maintaining the security of the data on the VPN. Once you are connected to the VPN, it's just like your computer is on that network.


Why do I want to connect to it?

So that you can access the files stored in your home directory, networked printers, and if allowed, your local workstation drives.


Is there anything I should be concerned about when using the VPN?

When you connect to the network, you will be given a public IP address from the 131.252.0.0 network.
If you use a firewall so that all your home computers have private addresses, then you have now exposed one of your computers to the Internet. We filter some ports with our routers, but for the security conscious this may not be adequate. You may want to consider using a personal firewall, like Zone Alarm on the computer from which you are connecting to the VPN.

Please be aware that when connected to the VPN all of your internet traffic will be routed through PSU.

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 May 2017 )

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