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PC VPN Connection
How to connect to VPN, the terminal server, and your office computer from your personal Windows computer after VPN has been installed. VPN is only for off campus use. Use the terminal server to access your network drives and the internet. This server 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. If you haven't already, read the instructions before beginning.

Connect to VPN
If you are using a non-college-owned computer, you will not have internet access while connected to VPN. Connect to the terminal server if you would like to access the internet.

Step 1:Click the Cisco AnyConnect icon in the toolbar in the bottom right corner. You may need to click the arrow to expand the list of programs to locate Cisco AnyConnect. You can also find Cisco AnyConnect by clicking the Windows button on the bottom left corner of the screen and expanding the Cisco folder.

Step 2:
Enter "vpn.etown.edu" in the text box and click Connect.

Step 3: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.

If you are connecting on a personal computer, you will be connected to VPN after this step. If you are using a college-owned computer, continue to step 4.

 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.

Step 4:Click More choices.

Step 5:Choose the certificate named admin-vpn.etown.edu or academic-vpn.etown.edu (the certificate you see will depend on your status). If you don't see either of those certificates, choose the one marked username@w107.etown.edu or username@w108.etown.edu. Once you've selected the appropriate certificate, click OK. You will then be connected to VPN.



Disconnect From VPN

Step 1:Click the Cisco AnyConnect icon in the toolbar in the bottom right corner (you may need to click the arrow to expand the list of programs). Click Disconnect.


Connect to Office Computer or Terminal Server
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:From your home computer, connect to VPN.Step 2:Open the app called Remote Desktop Connection. This is an app that comes with your computer. It's easiest to access it by searching for it by name.

Step 3:
In the Computer box, type the name of the computer you are trying to connect to. If you are connecting to your office computer, type the name from the white lable. 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." Contact the Help Desk if you are told you do not have access. Click Connect.

Step 4:Make sure that you are connecting with the username "jaynet\username" (where username is your E-town username) and your E-town password. To do this, you may need to click Use a different account.

Step 5:If a pop-up appears that tells you that the identity of the remote computer cannot be verified, click Yes to allow the connection.

Step 6:
Click OK.
Click OK
Step 7:You will see an bar at the top of the window, indicating that you are now working on the office computer or terminal server. 
ecfsHome-ts Bar

Step 8:When you are finished working on the server, please log off. Click the Start menu.
Start Menu
Step 9:Click Log off.
Log Off


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.

Step 2:Click Run to allow the application.

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

Step 4: Open This PC from the desktop. 

Step 5:The network drives are listed under Network Location, and also on the left sidebar. Click username$(\\Resserv)(U:) to access your public and private folders, or Homedirs(\\Resserv)(T:) to access faculty and staff shared folders.


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