If you want to access your MS Exchange account (e.g. with Entourage) from outside of the TU/e, or if you want to connect to the S drive or G drive, you need to connect using VPN. Your computer will become part of the TU/e network and receive a TU/e IP address. This is also useful if you want to search for literature. The TU/e IP address will give access to most publishers and libraries. Alternatively, you can use the new library proxy server.
Select the Network preferences
Open the system preferences and click on the “Network” icon.
Add VPN connection
Add a new network interface by clicking on the “+” icon.
Select VPN interface
Select VPN for the interface and PPTP for the VPN type. You can give this service any name you want.
Add connection data
You can now add the server address and your account name, which is your normal windows login name. Choose “None” for encryption and select the authentication settings.
Add your password
You need to add your password.
Connect to the TU/e
You can now click on “Connect” to start the VPN, but you can also check the “Show VPN status in menu bar” and activate the connection from there.