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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 network icon.
  2. Select Open Network and Sharing Center

 

 

Set up a New Connection

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

 

 

Use Your Internet Connection

Click "Use my Internet connection (VPN)"
  • Select 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. Click OK
  5. Click OK again.

Connect to OC VPN

Open network window

Click on the Network Icon in the Bottom-Right Corner of the Desktop
  • Click the network icon in the bottom right corner of your screen

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 using your OC username and OC password
  2. Click OK

Success!

Finished. You Should Be Connected

Your VPN connection should say 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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