Connecting to Arts VPN

Before attempting to connect to the Arts VPN, you should verify that your account has VPN enabled. Contact to find out.

Connecting from Windows

  1. Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Setup a new connection or network
  2. Connect to a workplace (VPN)
  3. Use my internet connection
  4. Address:
  5. Name: ARTS VPN (you can call it whatever you like)
  6. This connections should now show up with your other wireless network when you click on the network icon in the bottom-right of your screen. You will have to use your arts credentials in the following manner when prompted:

username: arts\<username> (e.g. arts\jsmith)
password: <password>

Connecting from a Mac

  1. Open System Preferences > Network
  2. Click the plus “+” button at the bottom-left
  3. Interface: VPN
  4. VPN Type: PPTP
  5. Service Name: ARTS VPN (you can call it whatever you like)
  6. Server Address:
  7. Account Name: arts\<username> (e.g. arts\jsmith)
  8. Click Authentication Settings… > enter your password
  9. Click Connect
  10. This connection can be accessed from the System Preferences panel. Alternitively, you can check the Show VPN status in menu bar tick box for easier access from the menu bar.