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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   Create Remote Desktop Connection
 Disconnect from VPN      Connect to Office Computer or Terminal Server


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:Click on Applications in your dock. Select Cisco, then Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client
Step 2:
Next to Connect to, type "vpn.etown.edu" if it is not already present in the field. 

Connect to "vpn.etown.edu"
Step 3:
Click the arrow next to Group and choose 1-Non-College-Owned-Computer. Enter your Etown username and the password you provided on the VPN form. Click Connect.

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. 

Etown Username, VPN Password
Step 4:
Click Accept

Click Accept
Step 5:
You are now connected to VPN, which is indicated in the upper right corner next to the time.

Connected to VPN

Disconnect From VPN

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

Click VPN Icon
Step 2:
Select Disconnect

Disconnect

Create Remote Desktop Connection

Before you can connect into one of the Terminal Servers or your Etown desktop, you need to create the Remote Desktop Connection.

To do any work on your network drives at home, you must connect to the terminal server. This is a remote desktop connection to a server named ecfsHome-ts (faculty/staff) or ecStudent-ts (students). You will log onto that server with your Etown network username and password. The terminal server is simply a college computer that you can use from home, or even your office. 

Faculty and Staff can also connect to their office computers using the name of the computer for the connection. Make a note of 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 from home.


Step 1:Download the Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac, if you do not already have it.
Step 2:
Open your Applications folder and select Remote Desktop Client. Step 3:
Choose New.


Step 4:
Enter the following information:
1 - Connection Name - any name for the saved connection
2 - PC Name - the name of the computer or server for the connections (e.g. ecfsHome-ts for faculty/staff or ecStudent-ts for students, or your office computer name).  
3 - If the connection is on a secure machine, you may enter the credentials for the connection.

Do not enter credentials if you are connecting through an unsecure or shared computer.

Close the window. Your connection settings will be saved.




Connect to Office Computer or Terminal Server
After you have created and saved your Remote Desktop connections, you can choose the machine for the current connection.


Step 1:
From your home computer, connect to VPN.Step 2:
Open your Applications folder and select Remote Desktop Client. Step 3:
Choose your saved connection (1), and click Start (2). If you haven't used the Remote Desktop Client before, see the Create Remote Desktop Connection section.
Step 4:
If you receive a security warning, click Continue

Step 5:
If prompted, enter your Etown username and password. Type "jaynet" for the Domain. Click OK

Etown Username and Password
Step 6:
You will be connected to the selected computer or server. 
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