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Connecting to NU VPN-Windows 10

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Configuring VPN on Windows 10

 

If you are unable to connect to the native Windows VPN using the directions below, you may
need to connect to the alternative VPN using Cisco Any Connect that can be downloaded on
the web at vpn-nu.vpn.northwestern.edu.

1. Left-click the Start Menu and navigate to Windows System > Control Panel >
Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.

2. Select Set up a new connection or network.

3. Select Connect to a workplace and click Next.

4. Select Use my internet connection (VPN).

5. Enter vpn-nu.vpn.northwestern.edu in the Internet address field and Northwestern
VPN in the Destination name field. Click Create.

6. From the Network and Sharing Center, select Change adapter settings, right-click
Northwestern VPN, and select Properties.

7. Select the Security tab. Set Type of VPN to Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec
(L2TP/IPSec).

8. Click the Advanced Settings button. Enter northwesternvpn as the Key. Click OK.

9. Check the Allow these protocols button, and ensure that Challenge Handshake
Authentication Protocol (CHAP) and Microsoft CHAP Version 2 (MS-CHAP v2) are
the only two selected. Then click OK.

10. Click the Network icon within the System Tray on the Desktop, then click your
Networks, right-click Northwestern VPN and click Connect.

11. In the Network Authentication window:
Enter your NetID as the User name and your NetID password as
the Password.

12. Click OK. You should now be connected to the Northwestern VPN.

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