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How to use Virtual Private Network (VPN) services on a MacOS computer. You should only need to install the software once; thereafter, start with step six (6) to login.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Go to https://vpn.valpo.edu and login with your ValpoNet credentials. Keep the domain as "valpo."



    You're now connected to the VPN, but only for web browsing activities. To use other non-web-based applications (such as accessing the H: or S: drives), continue with the steps below.

  2. Visit the App Store.
  3. In the store, search for “sonicwall,” then download and install the free SonicWall Mobile Connect app.

  4. Once downloaded, open the app.


  5. Once in VPN, click on “Add connection.” Then add the following information and click "Save."
    1. Name: Valpo
    2. Server: vpn.valpo.edu (click "Next")
    3. Username: your ValpoNet username
    4. Password: your ValpoNet password
    5. Domain: valpo
  6. To connect, make sure the "Valpo" connection you just configured is selected and click "Connect."
  7. You are now connected to the VPN! When you're finished with your session, click the "Disconnect" button.

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