Windows 7: VPN

How to Configure VPN on the Windows 7 Operating System

Step-by-step Instructions


1. Open your Control Panel, then click Network and Internet. 
Windows 7 Control Panel
Figure: Windows 7 Control Panel

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2. Click Network and Sharing Center. 


Windows 7 Control Panel Network and Internet
Figure: Windows 7 Control Panel Network and Internet

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3. Click Set up a new connection or network. 


Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center
Figure: Windows 7 Network and Sharing Center

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4. Click Connect to a workplace, then click Next. 


Windows 7 Set Up a Connection or Network
Figure: Windows 7 Set Up a Connection or Network

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5. Click Use my Internet connection (VPN). 


Windows 7 Connect to a Workplace
Figure: Windows 7 Connect to a Workplace

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6. In the Internet address text box, type vpn.nau.edu Choose a name, such as NAU VPN, for the Destination name (this is how you will identify this connection later, so be sure to put in a relevant name) Click Next. 


Windows 7 Internet address entry
Figure: Windows 7 Internet address entry

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7. Now you can connect to NAU VPN.  Be sure not to click Cancel, as this will delete the connection you have just created. Type your NAU UserID in the User name text box (Students: type "NAU-Students\Username").

Click Connect. 


Windows 7 Connect to a Workplace (User name and Password entry)
Figure: Windows 7 Connect to a Workplace (User name and Password entry)

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8. CONNECTING: 

  1. Connect to your ISP as you normally would. 
  2. Open the Control Panel.  Then click on Network and Internet.  Under Network and Sharing Center, Click on Connect to a Network.   Finally select NAU VPN and click on Connect
  3. Fill in your username** and password in the Connect NAU VPN window.**Faculty and staff, use registered username.  For example "xyz4".**Students, use domain\username.  For example "nau-students\abc".  Click connect.

Windows 7 Connect to NAU VPN (Login screen)
Figure: Windows 7 Connect to NAU VPN (Login screen)


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

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