Ohio University

Campus VPN: Windows 7

Already set up? Learn how to connect/disconnect.

First time setup

  1. Download and launch the Windows VPN setup program:
  2. Confirm that you wish to install Campus VPN:
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  3. Select "My use only" and check the box if you would like a shortcut on your desktop:
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  4. Enter your full @ohio.edu email address and OHIO password, then click Connect.
  5. Windows will tell you that it is Verifying Username and Password. At this point, you should receive a multi-factor authentication login approval notification on your preferred device. 
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    • 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.
  6. Once you approve your login, you can confirm that you are connected by clicking the network icon in your system tray:
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  7. You should see "Connected" next to the Campus VPN entry under Dial-up and VPN:
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How to Connect/Disconnect

To connect

  1. Select the network icon in your Windows system tray.
  2. Select Campus VPN (or whatever name you gave the connection during first time setup) and choose Connect.
  3. Enter your password. Choose Connect.
  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. Select the network icon in your Windows system tray.
  2. Right-click on Connected VPN and choose Disconnect.