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WWU VPN

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. 


Android Devices

For this tutorial, we'll be using a Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android 7.0.

Open your Android Settings

Android Settings Display

Go to “Connections” and choose “More Connection Settings"

Android Connection Settings Display

Choose “VPN"

Android More Connection Settings Display

Click “ADD VPN"

ADD VPN screen on Android

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"

ADD VPN display screen on android

Leave the fields blank except for the IPSec pre-shared key. Find the pre-shared key at myWWU.wallawalla.edu/account/vpn-settings.

Screen showing how to add VPN

Use your WWU username and password (the same you would use to login to myWWU or your email). Click “Save."

Android connect to WWU VPN with username and password filled out

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).

List of VPNs on device display on Android

Now the status should appear as “Connecting.” It may take a few minutes to establish a connection.

VPN on android in the process of connecting display

Once the status reads “Connected,” 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 support@wallawalla.edu.

Connected VPN screen on android

iOS Devices

Open the “Settings” app and go to the “General” tab

General settings screen and navigation on iOS device

Scroll down to where the VPN settings are shown and select “VPN"

General Settings VPN link on screen

Select “Add VPN Configuration"

Add VPN Configuration link shown on IOS device

This window will open

Pop-up window on iOS device for VPN

Change the type to "L2TP"

Type setting of VPN on iOS device

Add the description “WWU VPN” and set the server to "vpn.wallawalla.edu"

Filled-out VPN settings display

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.

VPN settings filled out, with WWU username and password used

Now the VPN should show in the menu but it is marked as “Unknown” since your phone or iPad hasn’t tested it yet.

VPN shown in VPN menu on iOS device

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).

Screenshot of VPN in the process of connecting

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 support@wallawalla.edu.nd 

VPN connection pop-up box
Connected VPN on iOS device

macOS Devices

Open “System Preferences"

Mouse hover over system preferences screenshot

Open the “Network” menu

System preferences open on macOS device

Click the “+” button in the bottom left of the dialogue box

Network settings box open on macOS screen

Change the interface setting to “VPN"

Interface selection window on macOS

Change the VPN type to “L2TP” and set the service name to "WWU VPN"

VPN naming display on screen

Set the server address to “vpn.wallawalla.edu” and set the account name to your WWU username and press “Connect"

VPN setup display on macOS

Set the password to your WWU password (as if you were logging on to myWWU). The Secret Key is updated periodically and can be found here: myWWU.wallawalla.edu/account/vpn-settings

Password and secret key entry screen for VPN

A dialogue box will appear and ask you to apply your changes. Click “Apply."

Dialogue box pop-up on macOS

Click “connect” to test it out. It will ask you for your password again. This should be your WWU password.

VPN screen display with Connect button on it
Username/password pop-up box for connection to VPN

Once it shows the stats as “Connected” you know you’re done. (Remember that you cannot be connected to WWU Wifi when you connect to a VPN).

As always, if there are any questions or concerns you can contact Computer Support at (509) 527-2317 or email us at support@wallawalla.edu.

Connected VPN screen display on macOS

Windows Devices

Select the wifi symbol in the menu par to bring up “Network Settings"

Windows Device menu bar display

This brings up a menu where you can select “Network Settings"

Network Setting selection screen on Windows device

Select “VPN” on the sidebar menu

Settings sidebar menu on Windows device

Select the “Add a VPN connection” option

VPN connection settings display on Windows

Select “Windows (built-in)” from the VPN provider drop-box
Name the connection “WWU VPN"
Enter the server address “vpn.wallawalla.edu"

Type your WWU username and password into the appropriate fields, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Save."

Select the VPN “WWU VPN” that you just created and click “Connect.” (Remember that you cannot be connected to WWU Wifi when you connect to a VPN).

New Added VPN shown in VPN settings on Windows device
Selected new VPN screen on Windows device

Once the status changes to “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 support@wallawalla.edu

Connected VPN display on Windows device
Last update on April 10, 2018