Ohio University

Campus VPN: Windows 10

Already set up? Learn how to connect/disconnect.

First time setup

  1. Download the Windows VPN setup file:
    • If you are using 32 bit Windows: 32 bit Windows setup (OUVPN32.exe)
    • If you are using 64 bit Windows, click the link that corresponds with your department:
      • vpn1.ohio.edu Installer (EXE):
        • Office of the President
        • Vice President for University Outreach and Regional Campuses
        • Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
        • Vice President for University Advancement
        • Vice President for Research
        • University Libraries
        • Office of Global Affairs and International Studies
        • University College
      • vpn2.ohio.edu Installer (EXE):
        • Vice President for Finance and Administration
        • College of Engineering
        • College of Business
        • Honors College
        • Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
        • Health and Human Services
        • Scripps College of Communication
      • vpn3.ohio.edu Installer (EXE):
        • College of Arts and Sciences
        • Provost - Institutional Services
        • Intercollegiate Athletics
        • Osteopathic Medicine
      • vpn4.ohio.edu Installer (EXE):
        • College of Health Sciences and Professions
        • Vice President for Student Affairs
        • College of Education
        • College of Fine Arts
  2. Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the setup file (typically Downloads). Right-click on the file and choose Run as Administrator. If prompted, enter your Windows password.
  3. Select Yes to install Campus VPN.
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  4. Select "My use only" and check the box if you would like a shortcut on your desktop.
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  5. Enter your full @ohio.edu email address and OHIO password. Then click Connect.
  6. Windows will tell you that it is "Verifying your sign-in info." At this point, you should receive a multi-factor authentication login approval notification on your preferred device.
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    • 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.
  7. To disconnect, select the Network Icon in your taskbar.
  8. Your VPN profile should show as "Connected." Click on its name to toggle the VPN on/off.
     
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How to Connect/Disconnect

To connect

  1. In the system tray area of your taskbar, select the Network icon.
  2. Find the VPN profile you created during first time setup.
  3. Under Advanced, toggle the On button to connect.
  4. 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. In the system tray area of your taskbar, select the Network icon.
  2. Find the VPN profile you created during first time setup.
  3. Under Advanced, toggle the On button to disconnect.