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VPN (Windows): Installation and Connection

This document details how to connect to VPN in order to use ImageNow, mapped drives, campus software and other on-campus resources remotely.

**Please note that all UW Stout-issued laptops (Faculty/Staff and Student) are pre-installed with the UW-Stout VPN**

Checking if UW-Stout VPN is Installed:

  1. In the bottom-right of the screen, click the Network icon. 
    This may be either a computer monitor (for a wired connection) or a signal icon (for a wireless connection).

    Network Icon and VPN

  2. Look for UW-Stout VPN. If you see it, please skip down to the How to Connect section. If not, please continue to the Download the VPN section.

Download the VPN

Click the appropriate link below. **Please note that very few computers use a 32-bit operating system.**

Windows 7, 8, or 10

32-bit operating system

Once installed, the VPN connection is called UW-Stout VPN SSTP


How to Connect

  1. In the bottom-right of the screen, click the Network icon. 
    This may be either a computer monitor icon (for a wired connection) or a signal icon (for a wireless connection).

    VPN Connect Windows 10

  2. Select either UW-Stout VPN or UW-Stout VPN SSTP, depending on if you had the VPN pre-installed on your Stout-issued computer, and click Connect.

    Connect

  3. Enter your Username  and password when prompted.

    Enter Username and Password

  4. You will now be connected to the Stout VPN.

Successful Connection


Troubleshooting

Some businesses and organizations prevent VPN connections via their networks. This is the most common cause of VPN connection issues. Please test by connecting from another location or contact your ISP to confirm. 

If you continue to have issues, please contact the Technology Help Desk.

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Keywords:VPN SSTP PPTP virtual private Network off campus off-campus home away travel traveling   Doc ID:46880
Owner:Dan D.Group:UW Stout
Created:2015-02-05 16:14 CDTUpdated:2019-08-13 15:48 CDT
Sites:UW Stout
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