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VPN Setup

Instructions on how to download FortClient and setup access to UA's VPN on different operating systems.


*If you are using a University of Akron owned computer, FortiClient should already be installed and you do not need to download the client.


To download the FortClient, please visit the FortiClient download page.

*If you already have FortiClient installed and are trying to update to the latest version, first uninstall and then download.


After downloading and installing the FortiClient from above, it needs to be configured.

Open the FortiClient console from the start menu

Selecting FortiClient from start menu

Select the "Configure VPN" link

Configure VPN option on FortiClient

Create a new SSL VPN connection profile. Name it UA VPN and input for the remote gateway. All other values can be left as the default.

Settings to configure UA VPN connection

Type in your UANet ID and password and select Connect

FortiClient Enter Login Credentials Screen

Once connected, you will see a little green shield near your clock.

FortiClient Connection Confirmation

When you are ready to disconnect, right click on the shield icon and select Disconnect "UA VPN"