The Technical University of Eindhoven offers through the TU/e network several services for its students and co-workers. As these services are not always available using the public Internet [e.g. some library information sources] we have installed a Virtual Private Networking [VPN] server. By making a VPN connection to the TU/e the computer is being treated in the same way as if it was on the campus and can then use the non-public TU/e services.
In order to make a VPN connection the user should use his [TUE Domain] user code and password. The user can also use an encrypted VPN connection that is more secure but has a performance penalty. Itís possible that by making a VPN connection to the TU/e network you would not be able to use some services of your Internet-provider [while connected to TU/e] and thatís why we recommend only to use this connection when needed.
In this document youíll find instruction for installing VPN assuming that you already have an Internet connection through a provider.
The VPN service supports two different protocols:
PPTP is already available from windows í98 version and we recommend using it if possible.
Some disadvantages of PPTP compared to IPSec are:
Depending on your windows version you should use the following installation instructions:
For using IPSec you should first install the Cisco IPSec VPN-client. The installation instructions are available on the IPSec VPN page.
There are four IPSec VPN-clients available:
For support you could first look at the FAQ list and otherwise contact the ICT servicedesk of your faculty or the Notebook Service Centre [for students].