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Mac VPN Connection
How to connect to VPN, the terminal server, and your office computer from your personal Mac computer after VPN has been installed. VPN is only for off campus use. Use the terminal server to access your network drives and internet. This servers acts just like a computer on campus.

Quick links to sections in this article:
Connect to VPN  Disconnect from VPN      
Connect to Office Computer or Terminal Server      Map Network Drives


Note: You must have VPN installed on your computer before connecting to it. Click here for instructions. 

Connect to VPN

You will not have internet access while connected to VPN. Connect to the terminal server if you would like to access your network drives and the internet at the same time. 

Step 1:Open the Applications folder and select Cisco, then Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

Step 2:

Type "vpn.etown.edu" in the bar. Click Connect

Step 3:
If prompted, enter your computer's username and password and click Allow.
Step 4:
Enter your E-town username and your VPN password (exactly seven characters long and created when you filled out the VPN access form). Click OK. After the connection is loaded, you will be connected to VPN.

Note: Make sure your username is all lowercase, otherwise you will not be able to connect. You will be locked out after 10 unsuccessful attempts to log in. Contact the Help Desk to have your VPN account unlocked. 


Disconnect From VPN

Step 1:Click the VPN icon in the upper right corner. Select Disconnect

Connect to Office Computer or Terminal Server
Before you can connect into one of the Terminal Servers or your E-town desktop, you need to create the Remote Desktop Connection. If you have already created this connection, skip to step 4.

If you have a college-owned computer in your office that you wish to access from your home computer, make sure to find your office computer's name. It will be on a label on the outside of a desktop computer or inside, above the keyboard on a laptop computer. Leave your office computer on when you want to connect to it at home.

If you do not have a college-owned computer, you can connect to a terminal server, through which you can access network drives at home. The terminal server is simply a college computer that you can use from home, or even your office.


Step 1:Download the Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac, if you do not already have it. Open the app.
Step 2:
Click the plus sign, then select Desktop. Step 3:
If you are connecting to your office computer, type the name from the white label. If you are trying to connect to the terminal server, type "ecfsHome-ts" if you are faculty/staff, or "ecStudent-ts" if you are a student. If you are a staff member with access to Jenzabar, you will need to connect to "ecTeams-ts." Click Add.


Step 4:
Double-click to open the saved connection to the terminal server or office computer.
Step 5:
Enter your E-town credentials. If this is a personal computer, you will need to type "jaynet\" before your username.
Step 6:
Click Continue.
Step 7:

Click OK. You will be connected to the selected computer or server. 

Step 8:To disconnect, log off as you would with any computer.

Map Network Drives
To use network drives through VPN, you will need to connect to an office computer or a terminal server. If you are connected to an office computer, you can use network drives as normal. If connecting to a terminal server, follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Double click mapnetworkdrives.exe on your desktop to open it.
Open mapnetworkdrives.exe

Step 2:Click Run to allow the application.
Click Run

Step 3:Enter your Etown username and password. Click OK.
Enter Etown Username and Password

Step 4: Click on the Start menu button, then select Computer. Start Menu, Computer
Step 5:The network drives are listed under Network Location. Click username$(\\Resserv)(U:) to access your public and private folders.
Network Drives

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