Ohio University

Campus VPN: Android and Chrome OS

Already set up? Learn how to connect/disconnect.

First Time Setup

Android and Chrome OS 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.
    • You must accept the DUO Mobile authentication request to complete your login.
    • 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. Go to your device's Settings.
  2. Choose Connections.
  3. Choose More connection settings.
  4. Choose Campus VPN.
  5. Enter your OHIO ID and password.
  6. Verify your login using multi-factor authentication.
    • You must accept the DUO Mobile authentication request to complete your login.
    • 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. Swipe down from the top of your screen and select VPN activated.
  2. Choose Disconnect.