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

Android "Apps" icon
Figure: Android "Apps" icon
On the home screen, tap the application icon in the bottom middle of the screen.

Step 2

Android Settings icon
Figure: Android Settings icon
Tap "Settings" in the application menu.

Step 3

Figure: Settings
Under "Wireless & Networks," tap "More."

Step 4

Wireless and Networks
Figure: Wireless and Networks
Tap "VPN."

Step 5

Lock Screen PIN or Password security warning
Figure: Lock Screen PIN or Password security warning
You may or may not see the message in the above image at this point of the process.  If you do not see this message, proceed to Step 6.  If you do see the message, tap "OK" and follow the on-screen instructions to set a lock screen PIN or password.

Step 6

VPN Screen
Figure: VPN Screen
Tap the plus sign near the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Step 7

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

Step 8

VPN List
Figure: VPN List
Tap "NAU VPN" in the list.

Step 9

Connect to VPN
Figure: Connect to VPN
  • Type your NAU User ID into the Username field, and your password into the Password field.  (Students need to insert "NAU-Students\" infront of their User ID)
  • When you are finished, tap "Connect" in the window.

Step 10

VPN List
Figure: VPN List
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.


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