How To - VPN

What is VPN?

Several online resources (for example, library databases) are accessible only from SSE Riga campus network. This means you have to be present in SSE Riga premises or connect to SSE Riga VPN to use them. VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a way of connecting to SSE Riga campus network remotely from anywhere in the world.

VPN access is enabled by default for all SSE Riga students! Set up a VPN connection by following the instructions below.

In case of any questions, contact itdep@sseriga.edu!

Quick setup

VPN server IP address: 195.122.30.130

Connection/VPN type: L2TP/IPSec with pre-shared key

Pre-shared key: 2vpn@SSE

User name: [your SSE Riga account username]

Password: [your SSE Riga account password]

Windows - Setting Up The Connection

Before setting up a VPN make sure you already have a working Internet connection. Switch off any software that may cause lots of unnecessary Internet traffic (torrents, streaming, etc.).

  • Go to Settings -> Network & Internet
  • Then click on VPN -> Add a VPN connection
  • In VPN provider choose Windows (built-in)
  • In Connection name type any connection name that is more convenient for you (you will have to find VPN by this name later)
  • In Server name or address type: 195.122.30.130
  • For VPN type, choose L2TP/IPSec with pre-shared key
  • In Pre-shared key type: 2vpn@SSE
  • As Type of sign-in info choose User name and password
  • Type your SSE Riga username as User name (optional) and your SSE Riga password as Password (optional). Note that this is the same username and password used to access SSE Riga e-learning platform, e-mail etc. Username should be typed without "sseriga\".
  • Click Save.

Windows - Connecting To VPN

  • After you have set up the VPN, you will simply need to connect to this connection. On the far right of the taskbar, click on the Network icon (same icon you use to connect to WiFi networks)
  • Click on the VPN connection you created previously, and click Connect
  • If VPN connection is successfully established, the status of the VPN connection should be "Connected" .
  • When you have finished your work with SSE Riga resources, click "Disconnect".

MacOSX - Setting Up The Connection

  • Click the Network icon on the top-right side on the Mac screen. Click Open Network Preferences... in the menu
  • Click the "+" button on the network configuration screen
  • Under Interface select VPN
  • Under VPN Type select L2TP over IPSec
  • Under Service Name type any connection name that is more convenient for you (you will have to find VPN by this name later)
  • Click the Create button
  • Set Server Address to 195.122.30.130
  • Set Account Name to your SSE Riga username. Note that this is the same username you would use to access SSE Riga e-learning platform, e-mail etc. Username should be typed without "sseriga\".
  • Next, click the Authentication Settings... button.
  • Under Password type in your SSE Riga password. This is the same password you would use to access SSE Riga e-learning platform, e-mail etc.
  • Under Machine Authentication, select Shared Secret and type in 2vpn@SSE
  • Click the OK button
  • After return to the previous screen, check the "Show VPN status in menu bar" and click the "Advanced..." button
  • Check the "Send all traffic over VPN connection" and click the "OK" button

MacOSX - Connecting To VPN

  • You can start a new VPN connection by clicking the Connect button at any time. You can also initiate a VPN connection by clicking the VPN icon on the menu bar.
  • After VPN connection is established, the VPN connection setting screen will look like a screen shown below. Connection Status will now be Connected.
  • When you have finished your work with SSE Riga resources, click "Disconnect".

Phones and Tablets

If you want to connect to SSE Riga VPN network from your Android/Apple mobile phone or tablet, please follow the guide below:

http://www.vpngate.net/en/howto_l2tp.aspx

The configuration details for SSE Riga VPN connections are:

  • Internet address/Server address is 195.122.30.130
  • User name/Account name will be your SSE Riga username
  • Password will be your SSE Riga password
  • The preshared key for authentification/Shared secret is 2vpn@SSE
  • Domain doesn’t need to be specified and should always be left blank