TutorialsiPads VPN ConnectionsUsing the Bayside VPN

Using the Bayside VPN

Bayside Christian College provides remote VPN (Virtual Private Network) access to the College internal systems for staff and some students (e.g. those in the BYOD program). This document has been created to provide instructions on installing and configuring the VPN as well as connecting to the college network and accessing internal systems.

VPN Overview

VPN Overview

VPN access is available on PC's, Macs, and iPads and provides a secure, encrypted way to connect to the College remotely to access documents on the File Server, internal databases and sites.

The Bayside VPN is automatically installed through a Configuration Profile on the iPad. Any enrolled iPad that is in an allowed VPN group (e.g. Staff, BYOD students) will have the VPN already installed and configured on their iPad.

Installation and use of the VPN on the Mac is covered in a separate tutorials.  PC users will need to bring their laptop to the ICT Department for installation and configuration of the VPN.

Setup the Bayside VPN on your iPad

Setup the Bayside VPN on your iPad

Step 1 - For iPad users with the pre-installed VPN profile on their iPad, the only step required to utilise the VPN is for the user to enter their network username and password and turn on the VPN. To do this, go to the Settings app on your iPad and launch it.

 

Open the iPad VPN Configuration

Open the iPad VPN Configuration

Step 2 - Once in the Settings app, navigate to "General" and click on the "VPN" option.

Configure the BCC VPN

Configure the BCC VPN

Step 3 - Click on the blue open symbol (>) at the far right of the "BCC VPN" setting to configure the VPN with your username and password.

Set Your Username and Password

Set Your Username and Password

Step 4 - Once the BCC VPN configuration opens add the following information to the page and click save. Please ensure you DO NOT change any of the other settings or the VPN will stop working.

Account: your network username

Password: your network password

NOTE: The network username and password is the one you use to logon to the computer or Edumate.

Turn on the VPN

Turn on the VPN

Step 5 - If you have entered your username and password correctly, all you now need to do is toggle the "VPN" switch to the On mode. Once the VPN is connected, you will see the status change to "Connected" and the "VPN" symbol at the top of the iPad menubar next to the WiFi indicator.

Congratulations, you are now connected to the Bayside internal network via VPN on your iPad. This will allow you to connect to resources such as the File Server (using mobilEcho).