VPN Setup
The UCCS Resources VPN connects your UCCS or personal computer to the UCCS campus network from an off-campus location.


For your own safety and the security of UCCS, never establish a VPN connection without proper security software installed or from a public computer.

Step 1: Open Windows Settings

Click on the Start Menu and select Settings

Step 2: Open Network & Internet

Click on Network & Internet

Step 3: Select VPN Option

Click on VPN in the left side menu of Network & Internet

Step 4: Add a VPN Connection

Click on Add a VPN Connection at the top of the VPN page

Step 5: Configure VPN Connection Settings

Select or enter the following in the associated fields:

  1. VPN Provider: Windows (built-in)
  2. Connection Name: UCCSVPN
  3. Server name or address: uccsvpn.uccs.edu
  4. VPN Type: L2TP/IPsec with pre-shared key
  5. Pre-shared key: UCCS
  6. Remember my sign-in info: Uncheck box
  7. Leave remaining fields default or blank
  8. Click Save when complete

Special Applications

Some special web applications may require your network traffic to be routed through the campus. If you require this, please skip to Step 12 to connect.

Step 6: Change Network Adapter Options

From the VPN settings page, select Status on the left side menu under 'Network and Internet', then Change adapter options under 'Change your network settings'.

Step 7: Open UCCSVPN Properties

Right-click on UCCSVPN and select Properties

Step 8: Open Network Settings

Click on the Networking tab, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) so it is highlighted blue, and select Properties.

Do not uncheck any of the boxes.

Step 9: Select Advanced

Select Advanced on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window.

Step 10: Enable Default Gateway on Remote Network

Ensure the box for Use default gateway on remote network is checked.

Ensure the box for Disable class based route addition is unchecked, this should be the default.

Ensure the box for Automatic metric is checked, this should be the default.

Step 11: Acknowledge Settings and Close Windows

Press OK on all three open windows from steps 7-9, then close windows for 'Network Connections' and 'Settings'.

Step 12: Connect to UCCSVPN

Sign in to the VPN by selecting the Network icon in your bottom right corner, opening the UCCSVPN connection, and pressing Connect. You can then sign in with your normal UCCS credentials.

The VPN will show the status of Connected if successful

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