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Using the VPN Client

The VPN Client should be used when you need to have a Case Network IP address. What this means, is that the VPN software connects to the Case network and gets an IP address that says your computer is running from the Case network. Some resources on campus require a Case IP (129.22.*.*) before you can connect to them. Examples are: Software Center, PubMED, OhioLINK.  You will also need to run VPN to print wirelessly.

The CaseGuest wireless network is unsecured. This means that you should use Case’s VPN software for anything private, such as e-mail. If VPN is not running and you are using any wireless connection to check your e-mail, your Case password will be transmitted in clear text. Anyone with a little effort would be able to capture your password. In addition, if you use VPN while on the wireless network at Case, your connection will be given priority and you will have a substantially faster connection speed.

You SHOULD NOT run the VPN Client when you are connected to the wired Ethernet cable at your desk.  They are mutually exclusive.

Start using VPN:
  1. Click the yellow padlock icon in the Quick Launch toolbar (Next to Start button). You can also go to the Start menu, then All Programs, then find Cisco Systems VPN Client, then select VPN Client.
  2. In the connect to box, if it is empty - enter "" then click select
  3. Click the Connect button.
  4. Login with your CaseNetworkID and password.
  5. You will see a warning stating that if you proceed you agree to Case's computer use policies. Press Enter or click Continue to continue.
  6. In a moment, you will notice a closed yellow padlock in your Task Tray in the lower right of your screen.
  7. You are now in business and have a secure Internet connection along with a 129.22.*.* IP address.

Note that if you close the lid of your notebook and later open it up, the lock icon will change to be open and you will have lost your VPN connection. Just right-click on the icon, select Re-connect and login again.

The next several sections cover installing Case site licensed software from the software center and other commonly needed/used applications and utilities. You can install other programs from the Software Center, but the ones listed below are the ones that you will most commonly need.

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