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

Add VPN Configuration
Figure: Add VPN Configuration

You will see a popup asking for the VPN configuration.

  • Tap "PPTP" at the top of the window.
  • Type "NAU VPN" without quotes in the Description field, and type "vpn.nau.edu" without quotes in the Server field.
  • Type your NAU User ID into the Account field, and your password into the Password field.(Students need to insert "NAU-Students\" infront of their User ID)
  • 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.

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

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