Note: Â If you are running Windows Vista and attempting to install VPN through Internet Explorer, please read this.
1. Â Begin by going to:Â vpn.newpaltz.edu
2. Â Enter your NPCUID and password, then click Login.
3. Â After reading and agreeing to the following statement, click Continue.
4. Â A series of screens will appear to guide you through the installation process.
5. Â “Accept, Trust, Install, Run!” Â Depending on the version of your operating system and browser, you may be prompted several times to grant permission, download files, and unblock the the new software.
On a PC…
…again, we can trust Cisco–go ahead and Install.
You might even see one of theseÂ bars across the top of your browser…. Click, then Install!
On a MAC…
You may be required to enter your computer log-on (this is your Mac administrator username and password–not your NPCUID).
6. Â “Success.” Â When all is said and done, you should see the following screen:
On a PC: Â The installer depicts the tray icon for the VPN Client, whichÂ should now be appearing in the lower right-hand side of your screen, next to the time.
On a Mac: Â The installer depicts the tray icon for the VPN Client, whichÂ should now be appearing in the upper right-hand side of your screen, next to the time.
2. Â Open Internet Explorer in a “special” way… (You should only do this for VPN install.)
In the Search Bar on the Start Menu, type “iexplore” and press control+shift+enter.Â Choose “Allow” in the warning dialog box that appears.Â Proceed to go through the steps above.Â Once you are finished CLOSE the IE window we just opened.Â (It’s running with elevated privileges!)
3. Â Follow instructions within the installer to download and install the VPN client manually.
Split SSL VPN isÂ the default choice on the login screen. Â When using Split VPN, only traffic destined to on-campus services is sent through the VPN server.Â This is usually what you want when using VPN from home.
WithÂ Full SSL VPNÂ all traffic that leaves your system is tunneled through the campus VPN server while the VPN tunnel is active.Â This is useful only for those times when you don’t trust the network you are on such as using Wireless either here or at a conference, etc.