VPN Client - Installation Instructions

The VPN Client permits a workstation to act as thought it were on the Luther College network. Anything that could be done while on Luther’s network – map network places, connect to internal websites, use programs, etc – can all be done through the VPN Tunnel.

Only Help Desk or LIS Staff can install the VPN Client.

The VPN Client can only be installed on Luther-owned workstations. It cannot be installed on non-Luther computers.

OS X

  1. Connect to Lis-software and locate the VPN software.
  2. Double-click the .DMG file.
  3. Double-Click the forticlientsslvpn.pkg file.
  4. Click Continue twice and then Agree.
  5. Click Install.
  6. Click Close.
  7. Drag the mounted forticlientsslvpn drive on the desktop to the Trash.
  8. Click on Go – Applications and double-click on forticlientsslvpn.
  9. Enter vpn.luther.edu in the Server field. Enter 443 in the second box. Use the user’s Norse Key for Username and Password.
  10. Click Connect to test the connection.
  11. Click Disconnect to terminate the connection.

Windows Vista

  1. Connect to Lis-software and locate the VPN software.
  2. Double-click the .EXE file.
  3. Click Next and accept the license terms and click Next.
  4. In User Name, enter the user’s full name. In Organization, enter Luther College. Click Next.
  5. Select Complete and click Next.
  6. Click Install.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. Click on Start – Programs – Fortinet – FortiClient SSL VPN – FortiClient SSL VPN.
  9. Enter vpn.luther.edu:443 in the Server Address field. Use the user’s Norse Key for Username and Password.
  10. Click Connect to test the connection.
  11. The workstation is now considered to be on the Luther_College network. Anything that can be done while connected to Luther’s network can be done – map network places, programs, etc.
  12. Click Disconnect and Exit to terminate the connection.

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