iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod): VPN

Setting up your PPTP VPN under iOS

You can set up a connection to the NAU VPN on iOS by following these step-by-step instructions.

Step 1

iOS Home Screen (Settings icon highlighted)
Figure: iOS Home Screen (Settings icon highlighted)
On the home screen, tap "Settings."

Step 2

iOS General Settings
Figure: iOS General Settings
In the left-hand menu, tap "General."  Then, tap "VPN" in the right-hand pane.

Step 3

VPN Settings
Figure: VPN Settings
Tap "Add VPN Configuration."

Step 4

iOS VPN Configuration
Figure: iOS VPN Configuration

You will see a popup asking for the VPN configuration.

  1. Tap "PPTP" at the top of the window.
  2. Type "NAU VPN" without quotes in the Description field, and type "" without quotes in the Server field.
  3. Type your NAU User ID into the Account field, and your NAU Password into the Password field.
  4. *For NAU Faculty & Staff: be sure to specify the NAU domain before your NAU UserID. (Example: NAU\abc123).
  5. When you are finished, tap "Save" in the top right-hand corner of the window.

Step 5

VPN Settings
Figure: VPN Settings
Tap or slide the VPN switch to "ON."

Step 6

VPN Authenticating
Figure: VPN Authenticating
Wait a few seconds while the status says "Authenticating."

Step 7

VPN Connected
Figure: VPN Connected
After authenticating, the status should say "Connected."  If you see this, you are now connected to the NAU VPN.