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Setup VPN in Windows 8

  1. When you are at the starting screen select your desktop.

    Windows 8 desktop
  2. Right-click on the network icon on the bottom right corner of your desktop.  Select Open Network and Sharing Center.

  3. In the Network and Sharing Center, select Setup a new connection or network.

  4. Select Connect to a workplace.

  5. Select Use my Internet connection (VPN).

  6. Enter the information for the UWSP VPN network as shown below and click Create.
    • Internet address:  vpn.uwsp.edu
    • Destination name:  UWSP VPN


  7. In the Networks menu right click on UWSP VPN and select View connection properties.

  8. Click on the Networking tab.

  9. Select Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and click Properties.

  10. Select Advanced…

  11. Uncheck the Use default gateway on remote network.

  12. Select Ok to exit the Advanced TCP/IP Settings and OK again to exit Internet Protocol Version Properties.
  13. Repeat steps 8-11 this time selecting the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  14. Select OK to exit UWSP VPN Properties.
  15. Click on the network icon on the bottom right corner of your desktop to open the Networks menu and select UWSP VPN and Connect.

  16. You will be then prompted to type your UWSP username@uwsp.edu and your UWSP password and click OK.

You are now connected to the VPN.