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Friday, April 20, 2007

Cisco VPN Client: Windows OS Installation and Setup Guide

VPN - Installation and Setup Guide

Cisco VPN Client: Windows OS

This program will work on following Windows Operating Systems:
• Windows 2000s
• Windows XP Professional

Step 1: Download the Cisco VPN client for windows onto your desktop. After the download is complete double click the icon to start the installation.

Step 2: The first screen you come to will be the welcome screen, click "Next".

Step 3: At the License agreement screen just click "Yes".

Step 4: At this screen use the default provided and click "Next".

Step 5: At this screen, again use the default and click "Next".

Step 6: The install will now start. The install process will take a several minutes. During the installation, on a Windows 2000 or Windows XP machine you may get a pop-up window asking if you want to continue the install process.

Windows 2000 users click “Yes

Windows XP users click “Continue Anyway

When the installation has finished you will come to this screen, click the "Finish" to reboot your computer.


Step 7: After your computer has rebooted you should now see an Icon on your desktop that looks like this:

Double click the Icon to launch the VPN client.

Step 8: When the application opens up you should get this screen:

Step 9: Click the "Connect" button and you will get this pop-up window:

Enter your NetID "Username" and "Password". Click "OK"

Step 10: If you have successfully connected to the U of R Network you will get screen:

Just click "Continue" and you are now connected.

If you look in the lower right-hand corner of you screen, next to the clock, you will see a yellow padlock like this:

This padlock is your VPN connection, when it is in the locked position you are connected to the U of R Network and when the padlock is in the unlocked position you are not connected.

If you need to disconnect your VPN connection just double-click the padlock and click the "Disconnect" icon.

** If you are using a Firewall and/or Router in your setup, please checkout out our webpage for help on how to configure your device to allow a VPN connection.


VPN when using Firewalls and Routers.

If you are using a firewall and/or router you may not be able to connnect to VPN using the default setup of your device. You may need to configure your firewall and/or router to allow traffic to and from the VPN server. Due to the number of different firewall and router products, we cannot offer help on configurations to get VPN access working. We can offer some information on what you may need to input in order to get VPN access through your firewall and/or router.

Server name vpn.utd.rochester.edu
IP Address 128.151.5.49
UDP port 1723
IP Packet Type 47

Using this information or a combination of it along with the documentation for your firewall or router, should make it possible to connect to VPN while still using your device without any loss of security.

Here are some popular vendors of Firewalls and Routers.

Firewall (software)

ZoneAlarm by Zonelabs - www.zonelabs.com

Norton Personal Firewall by Symantec - www.symantec.com

McAfee Personal Firewall by McAfee - www.mcafee.com

Routers

Linksys - www.linksys.com

D-Link - www.dlink.com

Netgear - www.netgear.com

Belkin - www.belkin.com

(Article is grabbed from http://www.rochester.edu)


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