Computer Centre, IIT Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 

Connect to IITK through VPN Tunnel For Windows Client

To Download the VPN Client for Windows Platform, use the respective link:

  • For Updated Windows (10, 8, 7):
    For 32-Bit For 64-Bit
    Older Version of Fortinet VPN client for Windows (10, 8, 7), if not updated:
    For 32-Bit For 64-Bit
    And Save the File on your Computer.
  • Before Installing make sure your "system" and "anti-virus" - firewalls are turned off, and it should be turned off while using SSL-VPN to connect IIT Kanpur.
  • Now Double Click the Exe File, Run it, and Install the SSL VPN Client.
  • Go to Start Menu and click on FortiClient SSL VPN. You will get the following screen:

  • Enter gateway.iitk.ac.inin the Field for “Remote Gateway”, tick the check box for "Customize port" and use port 443 ; and then Apply and Close it.

  • Enter your IITK username in the Field for “Username” and your password in the field for “Password”. Click on Connect.

  • Now your machine is connected to IITK Network and is a part of IITK LAN, as if you are physically present in IITK. You can access all local resources (telnet, ssh, ftp, browse any local server).
  • To access Library Online Journals, Open your Web Browser (Mozilla Firefox is preferred) and set proxy server as shown below:

  • You can now access Library Online Journals through the browser.
  • Basic Troubleshooting with VPN:
    • Make sure your System and Anti-virus Firewall, both are turned off.
    • For Windows Users - no proxy is set in Windows Internet Explorer.
    • Check PING Status on Command Prompt ( For Windows ) -
    Use Command " ping 125.17.242.34 "

    Output should look like:-
    Reply from 125.17.242.34: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=252
    Reply from 125.17.242.34: bytes=32 time Reply from 125.17.242.34: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=252
    Reply from 125.17.242.34: bytes=32 time

    Use Command " nslookup gateway.iitk.ac.in "
    Output should look like:-
    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: gateway.iitk.ac.in
    Address: 125.17.242.34