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Installing the MWS VPN client

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Setting up the MWS VPN

If you are using these instructions to re-install the MWS VPN, you should remove any existing “Nebula” or “NETID” VPN connections before configuring a new VPN connection.

Windows 10

  1. Click on Start > Settings > Network & Internet > VPN (remove existing connections here)
  2. Click on + Add a VPN connection
  3. Fill in the following fields:
    • VPN Provider: From the drop down menu, select Windows (built-in)
    • Connection name: MWS VPN
    • Server name or address: vpn.netid.washington.edu
    • Click Save
  4. Next click Change adapter options in the Related settings section in the upper right
  5. Locate the MWS VPN that we just created, right click on it and choose Properties
  6. On the MWS VPN Properties window, make the following changes:
    • Under the Options tab
      • Click the PPP Settings button, both Enable LCP extensions and Negotiate multi-link… should be checked, click OK
    • Under the Security tab:
      • Data Encryption: Require encryption (disconnect if server declines)
      • Authentication: Click the radio button for Use Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) the drop-down list should change to Microsoft: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAPv2)
    • Click OK
  7. Close this window or double click on the MWS VPN connection to go back to the VPN window and test your connection.

Windows 7 

  1. Click on the Network and Internet Control Panel (Skip this step if using the Classic Control Panel)
  2. Click Network and Sharing Center
  3. Click  Set up a connection or Network
  4. On the next screen, click  Connect to a workplace then click Next
  5. If prompted to use an existing connection, click No, Create a new connection.
  6. Click Use my Internet connection (VPN)
  7. Enter the following information:
    • Internet Address: vpn.netid.washington.edu
    • Destination Name: MWS VPN
    • Click Don’t connect now, just set it up so I can connect later
  8. Click Next
  9. Type your user name and password
    • User name: (UW NetID)
    • Password: (UW NetID password)
    • Domain: NETID
  10. Click Create Go back to Adapter settings in Network and Sharing Center and right click MWS VPN, then click Properties
  11. On the Security tab:
    • Type of VPN: set to Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)
    • Data Encryption: should be set to: Require encryption (disconnect if server declines)
    • Authentication: Click the radio button for Use Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) the drop-down list should change to Microsoft: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAPv2)
  12. After saving, right click Connect to test.

If presented with a choice of Public, Home, or Work network, choose the type of network that more closely resembles the physical network you are using. If you are using a network in a coffee shop, choose Public. If you are at home, you can choose the Home network. Public is always the most secure choice if you have any doubts.