WWU VPN

The Walla Walla VPN is available to faculty, staff and students who need the ability to connect to campus resources from off-site.

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.


Windows Devices

No need to setup the VPN manually on Windows. We've developed an app to make it easy to use. You can see how it works, in THIS VIDEO.

It looks like you need to Sign In (above)


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

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

Select “VPN” on the sidebar menu

Select the “Add a VPN connection” option

Select “Windows (built-in)” from the VPN provider drop-box
Name the connection “WWU VPN"
Enter the server address “vpn.wallawalla.edu"
Select VPN type: L2TP/IPsec with pre-shared key

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

Select the VPN that you just created and click “Connect".

Once it shows the stats as “Connected” you’re done!

macOS Devices

Follow the steps below to setup the campus VPN. Alternatively, you can watch the SETUP VIDEO.

Open “System Preferences"

Open the “Network” menu

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

Change the interface setting to “VPN"

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

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

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

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

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

Once it shows the stats as “Connected” you’re done!

Android Devices

Open your Android Settings

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

Choose “VPN"

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"

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

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.

Once the status reads “Connected” you’re done!

iOS Devices

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"

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

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’re done!

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