Setting Up Portal.SEFS VPN for Windows 7

Alternate instructions for Setting Up Portal.SEFS VPN for Windows 8.1

Alternate instructions for Setting Up Portal.SEFS VPN for OS X


Initial Setup of the VPN Connection

  1. Click the Start button and type 'vpn'
    1. Select "Set up a virtual private network (VPN) connection"
      Set up VPN
  2. In the 'Create a VPN connection' window enter the following information:
    1. Internet Address: portal.sefs.uw.edu
    2. Destination name: SEFS VPN
    3. Leave the other options unchecked
      Create VPN connection
    4. Click Next
  3. In the next screen enter the following information:
    1. User name: your NetID
    2. Password: your NetID password
    3. Check 'Remember this password'
    4. Domain: NETID
      User name and password
    5. Click Connect

To Reconnect to the VPN

  1. Click the Network icon in the lower right of your screen:
    Network icon
  2. Highlight the SEFS VPN connection and click Connect:
    VPN connection
  3. If you did not check the 'Remember this password' box when setting up the connection you will be asked for your credentials again. Remember to use netid\<username> in the Username field.
    Credentials
    You can choose to save the username\password. If this is a public machine please do not save the username/password.
  4. Click Connect and verify the VPN has connected.