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Basic Requirements

  • Hardware: An 802.11a, b or g wireless capable laptop, such as those that are wireless-ready or that have a PCMCIA card slot.
  • Software: Download and install the Virtual Private Network (VPN) software from http://downloads.its.psu.edu/.
  • Penn State Access Account: Access Accounts enable Penn State students, faculty, and staff to use the full range of Internet Services, including wireless network services.

Basic Setup

  • Download and install the Virtual Private Network (VPN) software
  • Disable any third party firewalls.
  • Set wireless adapter to obtain IP address automatically
  • Verify “pennstate” wireless network is available
  • Set “pennstate” values as follows:
    • Network Authentication: Open
    • Data Encryption: Disabled
  • Log into VPN client with your username and password