Computer Centre, IIT Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 

Connect to IITK through VPN Tunnel for MAC Client

  • To Download the VPN Client for MAC OS X, use the links:
    7.0.2 Version (For MAC 12.0 and above)
    5.4 Version
  • Save the File on your Computer. Extract and run the forticlientsslvpn file. You will get the following screen:
  • Click on "Remote Access" option.
  • Click on Setting Icon and "Add a New Connection".
  • Select SSL-VPN option and make the following entries:
    Connection Name: iitk [Desired Name]
    Remote Gateway:
    Check the "Customize Port" and use 443.
    Un-check the Authentication.
  • Then Add.
  • 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 MAC users, no proxy is set in System Preferences ( For MAC users ).
    • Check PING Status on Terminal -

    Use Command " ping "
    Output should look like:-
    Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=252
    Reply from bytes=32 time Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=252
    Reply from bytes=32 time

    Use Command " nslookup "
    Output should look like:-
    Non-authoritative answer: