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  4. How to Configure a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on Windows 10
This articles applies to: all SC&I faculty, staff, doctoral students, and PTL

If you are new to SC&I, especially a doctoral student or PTL, please contact help@comminfo.rutgers.edu to request access permission.

  1. Verify you are connected to the Internet
  2. Click the Windows (Start Menu) icon at the lower left of the desktop and choose Settings (gear icon)
  3. Choose Network & Internet settings
  4. Click on VPN and then “Add a VPN connection”
  5. On the next page, enter the following settings:
    • VPN provider: Windows (built-in)
    • Connection name: SC&I VPN
    • Server name or address: vpn.comminfo.rutgers.edu
    • VPN type: L2TP/IPsec with pre-shared key
    • Type of sign-in info: Username and password
    • Pre-shared key: vpn1@comminfo
    • Username and password fields: Type your NetID username followed by NetID password
  6. Click Save

You have completed the one-time process to configure your computer for use with SC&I VPN.

To connect to SC&I VPN:

  1. Click on your internet connection icon in your desktop ‘system tray’ (next to the clock)
  2. Select SC&I VPN
  3. Click the Connect button
  4. Your status should say “Connected”

Screenshots of VPN Settings









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