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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.

Step 1

Open your Android Settings

Step 2

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

Step 3

Choose “VPN"

Step 4

Click “ADD VPN"

Step 5

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"

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

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).

Step 9

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

Step 10

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.

iOS Devices

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Select “Add VPN Configuration"

Step 4

This window will open

Step 5

Change the type to "L2TP"

Step 6

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

Step 7

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.

Step 8

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

Step 9

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).

Step 10

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 

macOS Devices

Step 1

Open “System Preferences"

Step 2

Open the “Network” menu

Step 3

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

Step 4

Change the interface setting to “VPN"

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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

Step 8

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

Step 9

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

Step 10

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.

Windows Devices

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Select “VPN” on the sidebar menu

Step 4

Select the “Add a VPN connection” option

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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).

Step 8

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

Last update on April 10, 2018