Connecting to VPN on a Mac

We recommend using the VPN client as many browsers (such as Chrome, and soon FireFox) are no longer allowing programs like the VPN or Adobe PDF to run within the browser itself. Installation of the new VPN client will remove the old client if you had it installed. 

Please visit the Two Step Factor page http://www.mtu.edu/it/security/two-step/ for more information.

Installation Instructions

  1. In a web browser, go to the Michigan Tech VPN page (vpn.mtu.edu) and log in with your Michigan Tech ID and password.
    Michigan Tech VPN log in screen
  2. Select Standalone VPN Client.
    standalone VPN client
  3. Run the installer from the downloaded location and Select Continue.
    run the BIG-IP edge client installer
  4. Select your disk destination and Select Continue.
    select the destination disk
  5. Select Install.
    Select the install button
  6. When prompted, enter your Michigan Tech ID and password and Select Install Software.
    enter your username and password and Select install software
  7. Use your administrator account if your logged in account does not have admin privileges.
  8. Select Close after the installation is complete.
    Select the close button when install is complete
  9. Installation is complete and the BIG-IP EDGE Client will now appear in Applications.

Usage Instructions

  1. Open Applications > BIG-IP Edge Client.
    f5 application console
  2. Select Add New Server, enter vpn.mtu.edu then Select Verify.
    add server address and Select verify
  3. Select Add and Connect.
    Select add and connect
  4. Log in using your ISO credentials.
    log in with your ISO credentials
  5. Choose Duo Authentication method, you may need to scroll to see more of the options as shown below.
    Duo Authentication
  6. Once connected the Main Window will minimize to your Menu Bar. You are now connected to the VPN  and have access to all the associated services.
    f5 icon in menu bar

Restoring the F5 console window

  1. Select the red F5 icon in your Menu Bar and choose Main Window.
    show main window option in menu bar
  2. Choose Disconnect if you'd like to close the VPN connection.
    disconnect button in f5 window
NOTE:  A few accounts previously had links shown to manage copiers, report servers, etc. These links are no longer on the VPN console itself. Instead, we can provide you with links to save as bookmarks. If you are in need of these links, please contact IT Help and we will assist with setting up bookmarks.
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Article ID: 51377
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Tue 4/3/18 10:46 AM
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