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Set up VPN for iOS devices

Introduction

How to set up VPN on an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad.

Instructions

Instructions: 

An Amherst VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection is required to access some Amherst College resources when you are off-campus, for example library subscription databases or to remote access a computer on campus. 

If the files/resources you want to access are behind the college's firewall, then you must use the Amherst VPN Firewall connection.

On your device, first navigate to Settings > General > Network > VPN > add VPN connection.

Student

For Students to access resources on the Amherst network that are not behind the firewall:

Choose PPTP  tab
Server
: vpnstudent.amherst.edu
account:
your Amherst user name
RSA SecurID: Off
password: your Amherst password
If you are using an iPhone, you must enter a name for the VPN connection, for example you could name it Amherst College.
Leave any other settings as they are.
Last touch Save

Standard

For Faculty/Staff to access resources on the Amherst network that are not behind the firewall:

Choose PPTP  tab
Server
: vpnconnect.amherst.edu
account:
your Amherst user name
RSA SecurID: Off
password: your Amherst password
If you are using an iPhone, you must enter a name for the VPN connection, for example you could name it Amherst College.
Leave any other settings as they are.
Last touch Save

Firewall

For Faculty/Staff to access Amherst resources behind the firewall:

ChoosePPTP tab
Server: vpnfirewall.amherst.edu.
account: your Amherst user name
RSA SecurID: Off
password: your Amherst password
If you are using an iPhone, you must enter a name for the VPN connection, for example you could name it Amherst College.
Leave any other settings as they are.
Last touch Save.

Service Categories

Service Categories: 
Network & Wi-Fi

Audience

Audience: 
Students
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