Ohio University

Campus VPN: Android

Already set up? Learn how to connect/disconnect.

First Time Setup

Android users will need to create a VPN profile manually with the following settings. Due to the wide variation in flavors of Android and carrier-specific skins, we have not included screen shots in this section.

  1. Go to your device's Settings.
  2. Choose Connections.
  3. Choose "More connection settings."
  4. Choose "VPN."
  5. Add a "New VPN Profile" with the following settings:
    • Name: Campus VPN
    • Type: L2TP/IPSec PSK
    • Server Address: vpn.ohio.edu
    • IPsec Pre-Shared Key: ohiobobcats
  6. Save your Profile.
  7. Tap on the connection you just created to use Campus VPN.
  8. When prompted, enter your OHIO ID and password.
  9. At this point you should receive a multi-factor authentication login approval notification on your preferred device.
    • NOTE: Campus VPN does not have a web-based login and defaults to using the Duo Mobile app. You will not see the typical Duo prompt, and you may have to actually open your Duo Mobile app to see and accept the request. If you are not using the Duo mobile app, you may need to Append a Code to your password to complete your login.
  10. Once connected, you will see a key icon in the top left corner of your screen.
  11. To disconnect, swipe down from the top of your screen and select "VPN activated."
  12. Choose Disconnect.

How to connect/disconnect

To Connect 

  1. On the right side of your Mac's menu bar, click on the VPN icon.
  2. Choose Connect OHIO Campus VPN.
  3. Enter your OHIO ID and password.
  4. Verify your login using multi-factor authentication.
    • NOTE: Campus VPN does not have a web-based login and defaults to using the Duo Mobile app. You will not see the typical Duo prompt, and you may have to actually open your Duo Mobile app to see and accept the request. If you are not using the Duo mobile app, you may need to Append a Code to your password to complete your login.

To Disconnect

  1. On the right side of your Mac's menu bar, click on the VPN icon.
  2. Choose Disconnect OHIO Campus VPN.