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The following steps will connect you to the VPN. Be aware that this only redirects your IP address so that it appears as if you were on the JC network; it does NOT connect you to network drives.

If your goal is to connect to the network drives on a Windows computer you can do so while on campus by following this link. If off-campus, you will first need to connect to the VPN as outlined below.

Windows XP VPN Instructions 

  1. Click Start and find “My Network Places”.
  2. Right Click on “My Network Places” and select Properties.
  3. In the new window click on “Create New Connection.
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    • On the new connection wizard click Next.
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    • Select “Connect to the network at my workplace” click Next.
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    • Select “Virtual Private Network connection” click Next.
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    • In the text box type JC and then click Next.
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    • In the text box type vpn.jc.edu and then click Next.
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    • Select “My use only” click Next.
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    • Put a check mark in the box for “Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop”.
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    • Click Finish.
    • Right Click on the new JC connection you just created.
    • Click on properties.
    • Click on the Networking Tab.
    • Highlight TCP/IP – Click the Properties button.
    • Click the Advanced button.
    • Uncheck “Use default gateway on remote network”.
    • Click “OK”.
    • Click “OK”.
    • Click “OK”.
  4. A new window titled Connect JC will appear on your screen.
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    2. For username enter your JC username that you use for logging into machines and email.
    3. For password enter your JC password that you use for logging into machines and email.
    4. Click Connect.
  5. After a few seconds, you should see a new icon in the lower right next to your clock, this is to let you know that you are connected to the college network.
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  6. To disconnect from the college network, right click on the icon in the lower right and select “Disconnect”.
  7. To reconnect to the JC network, double click on the JC icon on your desktop.
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Windows 7 / Vista VPN Instructions 

  1. Right click on the network icon down by the system clock and choose “Network and Sharing Center”. (It will look like 2 computer screens on top of each other.)
  2. Click “Set up a connection or network” on the left side of the window.
  3. Scroll down and select “Connect to a workplace” and click “Next”.
  4. Select “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”.
  5. In the “Internet address” box, enter “vpn.jc.edu”.
  6. In the “Destination name” box, enter “JC”.
  7. Check the box for “Don’t connect now’ just set it up so I can connect later”.
  8. Click “Next”.
  9. Enter your User Name and Password and enter “JC” as the Domain.
  10. Click ”Create”.
  11. Click ”Connect now”.
  12. Choose “Home” or ”Work” for the location type.

To disconnect from the VPN

  1. Right click on the network icon down by the system clock.
  2. Hover over “Disconnect from” and choose your VPN connection.

To reconnect to the VPN

  1. Right click on the network icon down by the system clock and choose “Connect to a network”.
  2. Choose your VPN connection and click ”Connect”.
  3. Enter your User Name and Password and enter “JC” as the Domain.
  4. Click “Connect”.

Windows 8 or 8.1 VPN Instructions

  1. Find your way to the Windows 8 or 8.1 desktop.
  2. Right click on the network icon down by the system clock and choose “Open Network and Sharing Center”.
  3. Click “Set up a connection or network” on the left side of the window.
  4. Scroll down and select “Connect to a workplace” and click “Next”.
  5. Select “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”.
  6. In the “Internet address” box, enter “vpn.jc.edu”.
  7. In the “Destination name” box, enter “UJ”.
  8. Click “Create”.
  9. Back in the Network and Sharing Center click “Change adapter settings”
  10. Right-click UJ and choose ‘Properties’
  11. Click the “security” tab.
  12. Click the radio button for “Allow these Protocols”.
  13. Make sure “Microsoft CHAP Version 2″ is checked
  14. Click “OK”.
  15. Left-click the network icon down by the system clock.
  16. Click the UJ VPN Connection.
  17. Click “Connect”.
  18. Enter your jc username as the username and your password as the password.
  19. Your computer is now on the UJ network.

MAC Instructions 

  1. Go to System Preferences
  2. Click on Network
  3. Click the ‘+’ button
  4. Change interface to ‘VPN’
  5. Change VPN Type to ‘PPTP’
  6. Name the Service JC VPN
  7. Click ‘Create’
  8. Server address is vpn.jc.edu
  9. Type your username into the Account Name field
  10. Click Apply
  11. Click Advanced
  12. Check the box in front of ‘Send all Traffic over VPN Connection’
  13. Click OK

To connect just go to Network Preferences again and choose the JC VPN and click connect.

If you have problems connecting to a printer, please fill out a Helpdesk Trouble Ticket and we will assist you as soon as possible.