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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 Terminal Server       Log off Terminal Server 
Connect to Office Computer       Log Off Office Computer 

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

Step 1:Click the Cisco VPN icon in the systray area (lower right corner next to the time). You may need to click the arrow on the systray to expand the list of programs to locate Cisco VPN. 

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

Connect to vpn.etown.edu
Step 3:VPN will begin connecting.

VPN Connecting
Step 4: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 OK.

 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. 

Log in to VPN
Step 5:Click Accept.

Click Accept
Step 6:You are now connected to VPN.

Connected to VPN

Disconnect From VPN

Step 1:Click the Cisco VPN icon in the systray area (lower right corner next to the time). You may need to click the arrow on the systray to expand the list of programs to locate Cisco VPN.

Cisco Icon
Step 2:
Click Disconnect on the resulting window.

Click Disconnect

Connect to Terminal Server
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.

Step 1:From your home computer, connect to VPN.Step 2:Click the Start menu, then All Programs.

Start Menu, All Programs
Step 3:Select Accessories, then Remote Desktop Connection.

Accessories, Remote Desktop Connection
Step 4:In the Computer box, type "ecfsHome-ts" if you are faculty/staff, or "ecStudent-ts" if you are a student. Click the Options arrow.

Faculty/Staff: ecfsHome-ts

Students: ecStudents-ts
Step 5:If the username field is not filled out, type "JAYNET\yourusername" in the User name text box. 

User name: JAYNET\yourusername
Step 6:
Click the Local Resources tab. Check Printers and Clipboard (this allows you to use your home printer and copy data from the server to your computer). Click Connect.

Local Resources, Connect
Step 7:Log in to the server with your Etown network username and password. Click OK.

Log in With Etown Username and Password
Step 8:Click Yes to allow the connection.

Click Yes
Step 9:
Click OK.

Click OK
Step 10:You will see an ecfsHome-ts or ecStudent-ts bar at the top of the window, indicating that you are now working on the terminal server. 

ecfsHome-ts Bar

Log Off Terminal Server
When you are finished working on the server, please log off.

Step 1:Click the Start menu.

Start Menu
Step 2:Click Log off.

Log Off

Connect to Your Office Computer

Preparation: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 at home. Connect to VPN on your home computer.
Step 1:Click the Start Menu, then All Programs.

Start Menu, All Programs
Step 2: Select Accessories, then Remote Desktop Connection.

Accessories, Remote Desktop Connection
Step 3:In the Computer box, type the name of your office computer. Click the Options arrow. 

Type Computer Name, Click Options Arrow
Step 4:If the username field is not filled out, type "JAYNET\yourusername" in the User name text box. 

Username: JAYNET\yourusername
Step 5:
Click the Local Resources tab. Check Printers and Clipboard (this allows you to use your home printer and copy data from the server to your computer). Click Connect

Local Resources, Check Printers and Clipboard, Click Connect
Step 6:
Log in with your Etown network username and password. Click OK.

Log in With Etown Username and Password

Step 7:Click Yes to allow the connection. 

Click Yes
Step 8: Click OK

Click OK
Step 9:
You will see your computer name at the top of the window, indicating that you are working on your office computer.

Computer Name at Top of Window

Log Off Your Office Computer
 
Step 1:Click the Start menu.

Start Menu
Step 2:Click Log Off.

Log Off

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