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Create VPN Connection: Windows 8 and 8.1

You can access the OC network from off Campus through a VPN connection. This page provides instructions for connecting to VPN in Windows 8 and 8.1.

 

Open Network and Sharing Center

Open Network and Sharing Center
  1. In the bottom-right corner of your desktop, right-click on the networking icon.
  2. Select "Open Network and Sharing Center".

 

 

Click "Set up a new connection or network".

Click "Set up a new connection or network".

 

 

 

 

Connect to a Workplace

Connect to a Workplace
  1. Click "Connect to a workplace."
  2. Click "Next."

 

 

Click "Use my Internet connection (VPN)"

Click "Use my Internet connection (VPN)"

 

 

 

 

Set the Address and Name

Set the Address and Name
  1. In the internet address box type, "vpn.oc.edu"
  2. Enter a destination name.  (We recommend "OC VPN")

 

 

Configure the New VPN

Configure the New VPN
  1. Go back to the Network and Sharing screen.
  2. Click "Change adapter settings."

 

 

Edit the Properties of Your Connection

Edit the Properties of Your Connection
  1. Right-click on the new OC VPN to reveal a drop-down menu.
  2. From  the menu, select "Properties."

 

 

Change Security Settings

Change Security Settings
  1. Navigate to the Security tab.
  2. Under "Type of VPN" select "Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPsec)."
  3. Select the "Allow these protocols" radio button.
  4. Check the "Microsoft CHAP Version 2" checkbox.

 

 

Advanced Settings

Advanced Settings
  1. Click on Advanced Settings
  2. Select the Radio button for "Use preshared key for authentication.
  3. Type Eagles in the Key box
  4. Press OK
  5. Press OK again.

Finished! You May Now Connect to OC VPN

Click on the Network Icon in the Bottom-Right Corner of the Desktop

Click on the Network Icon in the Bottom-Right Corner of the Desktop

 

 

 

 

Connect

Connect
  1. Click on your new connection (probably labeled "OC VPN").
  2. Click "Connect."

 

 

Login to the VPN

Login to the VPN
  1. Login to the VPN using your OC email and OC password information.
  2. Click "OK."

 

 

Finished. You Should Be Connected

Finished. You Should Be Connected

 

 

 

 

If You Experience an Error

If You Experience an Error

If you see the above error, go back to the step on this page labeled "Change Security Settings" and make sure you have followed this step correctly.

 

 

 

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