VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Using the Kettering University VPN (Windows and Mac)

VPN or Virtual Private Network allows a user to securely connect to the campus network as though they were on campus. The VPN uses PPTP which comes with Microsoft Windows Operating System. The username and password is your Windows Domain username and password.

Windows 8 Setup

      1. From the Desktop hover mouse in upper right hand corner to bring up the side bar.
      2. Go to Settings.
      3. Go to Control Panel and change View to Large icons.
      4. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
      5. Click on Set up a new connection or network.
      6. Select Connect to a workplace. Click Next.  If a VPN Connection is already created check No, Create a new connection. Click Next.
      7. Select Use my Internet connection (VPN).
      8. For Internet Address: vpn1.kettering.edu
      9. For Destination Name enter Kettering VPN Connection.
      10. Click Create.
      11. Go to the Network Connections on the start bar.
      12. Select Kettering VPN Connection.
      13. Select Connect.
      14. For User name:Use your Windows Username
      15. For Password:Use your Windows Password
      16. Now click OK.


Windows 7 Setup

      1. Click the windows start button.
      2. Go to Control Panel.
      3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
      4. Click on Make New Connection.
      5. Select Set up a new connection or network.
      6. Select Connect to a workplace, Click Next.
      7. Check No, create a new connection. Click Next.
      8. Select Use my Internet connection (VPN).
      9. For Internet Address: vpn1.kettering.edu
      10. For Destination Name enter Kettering VPN.
      11. Click Next.
      12. For User name: Use your Windows Username
      13. For Password: Use your Windows Password
      14. For Domain: KETTERING
      15. Now click Connect.


Mac VPN Instructions

Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Select Network under Internet & Wireless.
  3. In bottom left corner of the Network Preferences menu, if the padlock is in the lock position, select and enter your admin credentials. 
  4. Select the + symbol right above the padlock.
  5. Select VPN from the Interface drop-down box.
  6. Select PTPP from the VPN Type drop-down box
  7. (Optional)  Change Service Name to Kettering VPN.
  8. Select Create.
  9. Enter vpn1.kettering.edu for Server Address.
  10. Enter kettering\*your  Windows username* for Account Name.
  11. Select Apply.
  12. Select Connect.
  13. Enter *your Windows password*under Please enter your password.
  14. Select OK
  15. Close out of Network Preferences.


Additional Troubleshooting Notes:

  • If you are unable to connect it may be that your Windows Password needs to be changed, is within six (6) days of expiring, or has expired.  Windows Password changes must be done on a Kettering Windows PC and cannot be made through the VPN client.  The VPN client is unable to pass warnings or messages concerning your password (such as a password change expiration  warning) which will cause an error while VPN is attempting to authenticate.
  • Three (3) unsuccessful log in attempts will lock your account for six (6) minutes.
  • When connected to the campus through a VPN connection, you cannot play games or use chat programs.
  • If you get a 734 error this may be caused by Require encryption (disconnect if server declines) is not set under Data Encryption in the Advanced Security Settings.  Insure that only MSCHAP v2 is selected.