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College Colloquium (Textbooks): Readings for the College Colloquium

This guide contains information about accessing the readings for Dr. Pfarr's College Colloquium.

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Connecting to the VPN (Virtual Private Network)

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) account is also available for students, faculty and staff at no charge. VPNs allow a secure, encrypted connection over a shared public network, typically the Internet, which simulates the behavior of a local area network (LAN) connection.

Setting up the VPN

A. Go to and search “VPN setup” for screen shots.

B. Mac OSX

  1. Click the Apple logo icon in the top left of your menu bar and select System Preferences from the drop-down

  2. The System Preferences window will open

  3. Click the Network icon

  4. On the left, you will see all available network connections

    a) Click on the [+] icon to add a connection

  5. In the following window:

    a) In the Interface dropdown select: VPN
    b) Verify that VPN Type is set to: L2TP over IPSec
    c) In the Service Name Field Type: TTUHSC VP
    d) Click Create

  6. The TTUHSC VPN connection will now be listed in the left-hand column of the Network window

  7. Select TTUHSC VPN in the left-hand column of the Network window

  8. In the right-hand pane:

    a) For the Server Address type:
    b) For Account Name enter: your eRaider username
    c) Click Authentication Settings

  9. Under User Authentication:
    a) Select Password
    b) Type your eRaider password

  10. Under Machine Authentication a) Select Shared Secret
    b) Type ttuhsc
    c) Click OK

  11. Check the box for Show VPN status in menu bar

  12. Click Advanced

  13. In the Options tab

  14. Make sure Send all traffic over VPN connection is checked

  15. Select the DNS tab

    a) Under Search Domains b) Click the [+] icon
    c) Type in
    d) Click OK

  16. Click on Apply to complete the setup

C. iPhone

1. From the home screen on your iPhone, click “Settings”

2. Then click “General”

  1. After clicking General, you will click “VPN”

  2. Once in VPN, you will click “Add VPN Configuration”

    a) Make sure the L2TP is the option selected.
    b) Description: TTUHSC
    c) Server:
    d) Account: Your eRaider username
    e) RSA SecurID: Off
    f) Password: Your eRaider password
    g) Secret: ttuhsc
    h) Send All Traffic: On

  3. Then click “Save” in the upper right-hand corner.

  4. Once that is done, go back to the main Settings page and turn the VPN on.

D. iPad

  1. Navigate to 'Settings', then select 'General' and then select 'VPN'

  2. Under 'L2TP' enter the following information:

    a) Description: TTUHSC VPN
    b) Server:
    c) Account: eRaider Username
    d) RSA SecurID: leave Off
    e) Password: eRaider password

    f) Secret: ttuhsc
    g) Send All Traffic: ON h) Proxy: Off

E. Windows

  1. Go to the Desktop interface.

  2. Swipe from right and go to Settings, then click Control Panel

  3. In the Control Panel, with the View by: set to Category

  4. Click on Network and Internet

  5. Click on Network and Sharing Center

  6. Then click on Set up a new connection or network

  7. Choose Connect to a workplace and click Next

    a) NOTE: If asked: "Do you want to use a connection that you already have?" select NO, create a new connection and click Next.

  8. Click on Use my Internet connection (VPN)

  9. Internet address: field, type

  10. Destination name: enter TTUHSC VPN

  11. Then click Create

  12. Click Close

  13. In the Network and Sharing Center window a) Click on the change adapter settings

  14. Right-click on the TTUHSC VPN menu item and select Properties

  15. Go to the Security tab

  1. a)  Type of VPN: select Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol with IPsec (L2TP/IPSec) from the drop-down menu.

  2. b)  Data encryption: should be set to Require encryption (disconnect if server declines)

  3. c)  Type of VPN: click on the Advanced settings button.

  4. d)  Check Use preshared key for authentication

    16. In Authentication choice the Key: field type ttuhsc and then click OK

    17. Select Allow These Protocols
            a) Check Microsoft CHAP version 2 (MS-CHAP v2)
            b) Click OK on any remaining windows to save all your changes.

F. Android

  1. Go to your Settings Menu on your device

  2. Click 'More Networks'

  3. Select 'VPN'

  4. Select 'Basic VPN'

  5. Click the + sign in the upper right corner.

  6. Type 'TTUHSC' in the 'Name' field

  7. In the 'Type' drop down box, select 'L2TP/IPSec PSK'

  8. In the 'Server Address' type ''

  9. Leave 'L2TP secret' and 'IPSec indentifier' blank, for the 'IPSec pre-shared

    key' type 'ttuhsc'

  10. Click 'Save' at the bottom

  11. It will take you back to the 'Basic VPN' Page

  12. Click on 'TTUHSC' in the list

  13. Enter your eRaider user name in the 'User name' field, then enter your eRaider

    password in the 'Password' field below.

    a) TIP: If you want to save your password, check the 'Save account information' check box

  14. Click 'Connect'

For VPN assistance, contact the help desk at 915-215-4111.

For IT help with VPN connections: