Connect to IITK through VPN Tunnel for MAC Client

 

 

To Download the VPN Client for MAC OS X, use the link:

 << Click Here >>

 

 

 

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: gateway.iitk.ac.in

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:

v  Make sure your System and Anti-virus Firewall, both are turned off.

v  For MAC users, no proxy is set in System Preferences ( For MAC users ).

v  Check PING Status on Terminal -

 

 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<1ms TTL=252

Reply from 125.17.242.34: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=252

Reply from 125.17.242.34: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=252

 

Use Command " nslookup gateway.iitk.ac.in "

Output should look like:-

Non-authoritative answer:

Name:    gateway.iitk.ac.in

Address:  125.17.242.34

 

   

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