VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Using the Kettering University VPN

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 2000/XP Operating System. The username and password is your Windows Domain username and password.

Windows 7 VPN Setup
  1. Click the windows start button
  2. Go toControl 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: 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 on Connect

Windows XP VPN Setup

  1. Go to Control Panel and open up Network Connections.
  2. Click on Create a New Connection.
  3. Network connection wizard opens, click Next
  4. Choose: Connect to the network at my work place. Click Next.
  5. Choose: Virtual Private Network Connection. Click Next.
  6. Type in a name for the connection. Example: Kettering VPN. Click Next.
  7. Some PC will not have this option but will go instead to step 8 this is ok.  Select “Do not dial the Initial Connection”.  Click Next.
  8. Type in the host name: vpn1.kettering.edu and click Next
  9. Under “Create this connection for:” select “Anyone’s use.” then click Next.
  10. Check: “Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop” then click on Finish.
  11. In the “Connect to Kettering VPN” window that appears type in your Kettering windows username and your Kettering windows password.   These are the username and passwords you use to log on to your PC. Now click Connect, and you should see it connect.

Windows Vista VPN Setup

  1. Click the windows start button, right click on “Network” then click “Properties”.
  2. In the left pane of the Network and Sharing Center window, click “Setup a connection or network”
  3. Under “Choose a connect option” select “Connect to a workplace”. Click “Next”.
  4. Some users get a window asking them if they would like to use a connection that they already have. Simply select “No, create new connection” then click Next.
  5. Under “How do you want to connect?” choose “Use my internet connection (VPN)”
  6. Under “Type the internet address you want to connect to” put “VPN1.KETTERING.EDU” in the “Internet address:” field. If more than the currently logged on user needs to connect to the Kettering VPN, be sure and check the box labeled “Allow other people to use this connection”. Click “Next”.
  7. Type in your Kettering Windows User name in the “Username:” field and your Windows Password for your Windows account in the “Password:” field. Leave the Domain blank then click “Create”.
  8. To Connect, Click on the windows start button and click “Connect to
  9. Select your Kettering VPN connection then click “Connect”.
  10. A window should pop up asking for your username and password. Enter your Windows Username and Password.  Leave the Domain blank.  Then click “Connect”.
  11. You should now be connected the Kettering VPN network.

For a detailed helpsheet please see Windows Vista VPN Setup

Windows 2000 VPN Setup

  1. Go to Control Panel and open up network and dial-up connections.
  2. Click on Make New Connection
  3. Network connection wizard opens, click Next
  4. Choose: Connect to a private network through the Internet Click Next.
  5. Choose: Do not dial the initial connection. Click Next.
  6. Type in host name: vpn1.kettering.edu Click Next.
  7. Pick only for myself and click next.
  8. Give the connection a name or use the default and click finish.
  9. Now click on Connect. You should now see it connect.


  • If you are unable to connect it may be that your Windows Password needs to be changed, is within 6 days of expiring, or has expired. Windows Password changes have to be done on a Kettering Windows PC not through the VPN client. The VPN client is not able to pass warnings or messages concerning your password (such as a password change expiration warning). The sending of this notice may cause the VPN to not authenticate a user.
  • 3 unsuccessful logon attempts will lock out your account for 6 minutes.
  • When connected to the campus through a VPN connection you cannot play online games or use chat programs.
  • If you get a 734 error this may be because you do not have "Require encryption (disconnect if server declines) set under Data encryption in the "Advanced Security Settings", also insure that only MSCHAP v2 is selected.