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VPN

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A VPN connection allows you to work directly on the campus network, as if you were virtually on campus with your computer.

Apply for a VPN account

Phone 021 808 4367 and ask the IT help desk for information about a VPN account.

Install and select Network Manager
  • Step 1 - Install the VPN software.
  • Step 2 - Click on the "networkmanager" icon on the top panel and select "VPN connections".
  • Step 3 - Select "Configure VPN"
  • Step 4 - Click on the "Add" button.
  • Step 5 - Select a "pptp" connection.
Setup VPN tab
  • Step 1 - For "Gateway" input one of the following IP addresses:
146.232.64.10 for off campus wired connections to vpn.sun.ac.za
146.232.65.1 for off campus wired connections to fwvpn.sun.ac.za. See references below for instructions
146.232.128.138 for on campus wireless connections to wifivpn.sun.ac.za
10.20.30.1 for the SCN wireless network
  • Step 2 - For "Username" input your campus webmail username.
  • Step 3 - For "Password" input your campus webmail password.
  • Step 4 - For "NT Domain" input the campus domainname: STB.
Click on the "Advanced" button
  • Step 1 - At Authentication:
Uncheck PAP.
  • Step 2 - At Authentication:
Check CHAP, MSCHAP and MSCHAPv2.
  • Step 3 - At Security and Compression:
Check Use Point-to-point encryption (MPPE).
  • Step 4 - At Security and Compression:
Select 128-bit (most secure).
  • Step 5 - At Security and Compression:
Check Allow stateful encryption.
  • Step 6 - At Echo:
Check Allow PPP echo packets.
  • Step 7 - Leave all else blank.
  • Step 8 - At IPv4 Settings Tab:
Choose method Automatic (VPN).

Hit OK, OK to save and reboot to be safe if it does not work.

References