How do I VPN into the Northwood network with my Northwood owned computer when I am not on campus?

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The first time a computer logs into the updated SSL VPN software there will be a few extra steps that need to be completed in order to prepare the computer to use the system. Below are detailed instructions for first-time use.

  1. Open an internet browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc)
  2. Type vpn.northwood.edu into the address bar
  3. Enter your Northwood Username
  4. Enter your Northwood Password
  5. Windows machines WILL prompt you to download an app. The installer will be in the middle or bottom of the web browser. ALLOW or ENABLE all prompts as they display!
  6. (You may get a setup control warning asking if you want to download, install, and/or execute software from the following server. You can choose ALWAYS for this prompt.)
  7. Allow the Pulse Secure Installer to finish (It will take several minutes for it to fully install)
  8. If connected, you will see a Pulse Secure icon with a green up arrow (shown below)
  9. To disconnect, find the Pulse Secure icon in your system tray. Right-click and then click on open Pulse Secure then click to disconnect

Pulse Secure Icon

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Article ID: 30239
Created
Fri 5/12/17 10:22 AM
Modified
Tue 7/9/19 3:38 PM