WiscVPN (Android) - Configuring the Native VPN Client
This document provides WiscVPN configuration instructions specific to Android devices with native VPN capability.
Configuring The Native Client
Open the Apps Menu. This can be done by tapping the Apps icon in the bottom navigation bar on your device.
Open the settings menu by tapping the Settings icon.
On the Settings menu, tap the More... button. From there, select Wireless & networks.
Under Wireless & networks, select VPN.
If you have not set up a lock screen PIN or password on your device, you will be prompted to do so before configuring a VPN profile. Tap OK and follow the prompts to establish a PIN or password. When you are finished or if you had previously set up a lock screen PIN or password proceed to step 6.
Tap Add VPN profile to configure settings for WiscVPN.
In the window that appears labeled Edit VPN profile, enter the following:
- Name: WiscVPN
- Type: IPSec Xauth PSK
- Server address: wiscvpn.doit.wisc.edu
- IPSec identifier: type a name for the connection you are using, such as WiscVPN-OnCampus or WiscVPN-OffCampusStatic
- IPSec pre-shared key: for dynamic IP, enter: vpnw1sc2002 for static IP, enter: 3crf5byh
For a description of each type of connection, along with what split-tunneling is, see the following doc: WiscVPN - Split Tunneling
For more information about the difference between dynamic and static IP's as well as how to acquire a static IP, see WiscVPN - Static vs. Dynamic IP Addresses
The VPN screen should now list a connection profile. Tap the profile name to connect. Enter your NetID and password and hit Connect. To save your credentials so you are not prompted to re-enter them each time, check the box labeled Save account information.
The VPN screen should now indicate that you are connected.
When you have entered the information above, tap Save to continue.