|The UCCSVPN 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 search "Settings"
Step 2: Open Network & Internet
Click on Network & Internet
Step 3: Select VPN Option
Click on VPN in the center 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:
- VPN Provider: Windows (built-in)
- Connection Name: UCCSVPN
- Server name or address: uccsvpn.uccs.edu
- VPN Type: L2TP/IPsec with pre-shared key
- Pre-shared key: UCCS
- Remember my sign-in info: Uncheck box (personal computers can leave this checked)
- Leave remaining fields default or blank
- Click Save when complete
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.
If unsure, continue with Step 6.
Step 6: Change Network Adapter Options
From the VPN settings page, go back to Network & internet on the left side menu or the top of the page, then Advanced network settings, then More network adapter options.
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: Access the VPN Connection Menu
Click on the small box in the bottom right of the taskbar with the Wi-Fi, Sound, and Battery icons (desktop computers will not have the battery icon).
You should see a large button labelled VPN as shown above.
If you do not see the VPN button, click on the Pencil Icon in the bottom left corner.
An +Add button will appear which will let you add the VPN button to this menu permanently. Click Done to apply these changes
Step 13: Connect to UCCSVPN
Still in the same menu as Step 12, Click on the large VPN button. Click on UCCSVPN to reveal the Connect button and click it. Enter your normal UCCS credentials into the sign in window.
The VPN will show the status of Connected if successful