Android: VPN

Setting Up a Connection to the NAU VPN

You can connect to the NAU VPN on any Android mobile phone by following these step-by-step instructions.

Step 1:

On the home screen, tap the application icon in the bottom middle of the screen.

Android App Menu

Step 2:

Tap "Settings" in the application menu.

Android Settings Icon

Step 3:

Under "Network Connections," tap "More Networks"

Android Phone More Networks

Step 4:

Tap "VPN."

Android Phone VPN

Step 5:

Tap "Basic VPN."

Android Phone Basic VPN

Step 6:

Tap the plus sign near the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Create VPN

Step 7:

Type "NAU VPN" without quotes in the "Name" field, set the type to PPTP, and type "vpn.nau.edu" without quotes in the "Server address" field.  Make sure the "PPP encryption (MPPE)" check box is checked, and tap "Save."

VPN Settings

Step 8:

Tap "NAU VPN" in the list.

Android Phone Select VPN

Step 9:

Type your NAU Username into the "Username" field followed by inputting your NAU Password into the "Password" field.

VPN Credentials

Step 10:

You will be taken back to the VPN list.  You should see the NAU VPN in the list.  Underneath the words, "NAU VPN," it should say "Connected."  This means you are connected to the NAU VPN.

Connected to VPN



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NAU's VPN service allows users to securely connect to the Northern Arizona University network. 

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