The Walla Walla VPN is available to staff and faculty who need the ability to connect to campus resources from off-site. You will need to be able to log into myWWU in order for this process to work.
Note: You cannot connect to the VPN over WWU Wifi (Resnet included).
Click on the appropriate tab below for a step-by-step tutorial for connecting to the WWU VPN. Click on any of the images in the tutorials to enlarge them.
Before accessing the steps for your specific device for connecting to the WWU VPN go to https://mywwu.wallawalla.edu/ and sign in. There you will be able to access the VPN configuration setting by clicking on the set of 3 parallel bars in the top left corner. From there select Remote Access (VPN) and the pre-shared key will be listed.
For this tutorial, we'll be using a Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android 7.0.
Open your Android Settings
Go to “Connections” and choose “More Connection Settings"
Click “ADD VPN"
A menu like this one will open. Name it “WWU VPN” and set the type to "L2TP/IPSecPSK" and the server address to “vpn.wallawalla.edu"
Use your WWU username and password (the same you would use to login to myWWU or your email). Click “Save."
The WWU VPN should now show in your list. Click the connection to test it. (Remember that you cannot be connected to WWU Wifi when you connect to a VPN).
Now the status should appear as “Connecting.” It may take a few minutes to establish a connection.
Open the “Settings” app and go to the “General” tab
Scroll down to where the VPN settings are shown and select “VPN"
Select “Add VPN Configuration"
This window will open
Change the type to "L2TP"
For the “Account” option, enter your Walla Walla University username (this is typically your first name.lastname). Here, “support” is used as an example. The password will be your WWU account password (the same one you use to log in to myWWU). The Secret Key is updated periodically and can be found here: myWWU.wallawalla.edu/account/vpn–settings.
Now the VPN should show in the menu but it is marked as “Unknown” since your phone or iPad hasn’t tested it yet.
Toggle the status option to test it. It may show the status as “Connecting” for a while. That’s okay, just let it do its thing. (Remember that you cannot be connected to WWU Wifi when you connect to a VPN).
When it’s done connecting, a box like this may pop up. If it does, just make sure that your WWU username and password are correct, and select OK. Once it shows the stats as “Connected” you know you’re done.
As always, if there are any questions or concerns you can contact Computer Support at (509) 527-2317 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org