VPN, Virtual private network

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VPN (Virtual Private Network) services based on PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol) is the selected solution to maintain security and control over the wireless network at UiB.

VPN can also be used from the Internet at home or elsewhere to give you access to a range of servers and services at the UiB.

Please note that some users have reported problems when using VPN together with passwords containing spaces.

VPN dialer for Windows XP

This program will create the necessary settings for connecting to UiB through an encrypted VPN tunnel from the Internet,

the campus WLAN, the student homes or UiB-NextGentel ADSL.

The installer for this dialer is made for an English version of Windows XP, but may also work for other languages.

Download VPN Dialer (0,6MB)

Note: You need to have the same password on Windows and Unix for the VPN dialer to work. You can change your passwords in SEBRA.

Setting up VPN manually

If you have problems using the VPN dialer, you can set up VPN manually:

Guides for VPN-configuration to UiB can be found in this list:



What should I do if it doesn't work?

Thre can be many reasons for why the VPN-connection isn't working. Usually there will be an error code on the screen. The most common error codes, as well as information on what to do to correct the problems is found here: Possible Error Codes When Using VPN


External links

Wikipedia on VPN