VPN Connection - Windows 7

You can access the OC network from off campus by creating a VPN connection. This page provides instructions for creating a VPN connection to OC in Windows 7.

Open Network Connections

Open Network Connections
  •  Click on the network icon in the system tray at the bottom of your screen.

Open Network and Sharing Center

Open Network and Sharing Center
  •  Click on Open Network and Sharing Center

Set up a New Connection

Click on "Set up a new connection or network."
  • Click Set up a new connection or network

Choose Connection Type

Choose a Connection Option
  1. Select Connect to a workplace
  2. Click Next

Choose Connection

Choose Connection
  • Select Use my Internet connection (VPN)

Enter Connection Information

Enter Connection Information
  1. Type in the Internet address field.
  2. Type VPN to OC in the Destination name field.
  3. Check the box next to Don't connect now; just set it up so I can connect later
  4. Click Next


  1. Enter your OC username.
  2. Enter your OC password.
  3. You may leave the domain box blank.
  4. Click Create


  • Click Close to close the Window.


Edit Adapter Settings

Edit Adapter Settings
  • On the Network and Sharing screen (which should still be open in the background) select Change Adapter Settings

Go to Properties

  1. Right-click on VPN to OC
  2. Select Properties

Type of VPN

Type of VPN
  • Change the type of protocol to Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPSec)

Edit Advanced Settings

  1. Click on Advanced Settings
  2. Click the button next to Use preshared key for authentication
  3. Enter the word Eagles as the key
  4. Click OK


  1. Click on the network icon from your system tray
  2. Select the VPN to OC connection to expand the menu
  3. Click Connect


  • You have successfully connected to OC's network using VPN.

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