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==== Verify That You Have An Internet Connection ====
 
==== Verify That You Have An Internet Connection ====
 
First, try accessing a site that ''doesn't'' require VPN to ensure that your Internet connection is indeed active.   
 
First, try accessing a site that ''doesn't'' require VPN to ensure that your Internet connection is indeed active.   
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==== Initial Error Messages ====
 
==== Initial Error Messages ====
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* User does not belong to any roles. [See '''Permission issue''']<br>
 
* User does not belong to any roles. [See '''Permission issue''']<br>
 
* Time out / can't connect.  [See '''Connection Failure issue'''] <br>
 
* Time out / can't connect.  [See '''Connection Failure issue'''] <br>
 
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===== Permission Issue =====
 
===== Permission Issue =====
 
Permission issues should be reported to the Helpdesk.  You can submit a request for help using '''http://go.middlebury.edu/helpme'''.  Be sure to mention the specific error message you received, as well as the username you used to attempt your VPN connection.
 
Permission issues should be reported to the Helpdesk.  You can submit a request for help using '''http://go.middlebury.edu/helpme'''.  Be sure to mention the specific error message you received, as well as the username you used to attempt your VPN connection.
 
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===== Connection Failure Issue =====
 
===== Connection Failure Issue =====
 
The following steps will help narrow down the cause of the connection failure.
 
The following steps will help narrow down the cause of the connection failure.
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# Try to ping vpn.middlebury.edu -- You should get replies from 140.233.5.201 <br>
 
# Try to ping vpn.middlebury.edu -- You should get replies from 140.233.5.201 <br>
 
#:'''On a PC:'''  Search for, then launch, the Command Prompt app (CMD).  Type '''''ping vpn.middlebury.edu''''' then press the Enter key. <br><br>
 
#:'''On a PC:'''  Search for, then launch, the Command Prompt app (CMD).  Type '''''ping vpn.middlebury.edu''''' then press the Enter key. <br><br>
#:'''On a Mac:'''  From the command menu at the top, choose Go > Utility, then launch Terminal.  Type '''''ping vpn.middlebury.edu''''' then press the Return key. <br>
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#:'''On a Mac:'''  From the command menu at the top, choose Go > Utility, then launch Terminal.  Type '''''ping vpn.middlebury.edu''''' then press the Return key. <br><br>
  
 
If no reply..
 
If no reply..

Revision as of 15:56, 10 December 2018

The following steps will help you resolve problems with your VPN connection.

Verify That You Have An Internet Connection

First, try accessing a site that doesn't require VPN to ensure that your Internet connection is indeed active.

Initial Error Messages

Do you get an initial error message when you try to connect to VPN, such as:

  • Unauthorized to use this service. [See Permission issue]
  • User does not belong to any roles. [See Permission issue]
  • Time out / can't connect. [See Connection Failure issue]


Permission Issue

Permission issues should be reported to the Helpdesk. You can submit a request for help using http://go.middlebury.edu/helpme. Be sure to mention the specific error message you received, as well as the username you used to attempt your VPN connection.

Connection Failure Issue

The following steps will help narrow down the cause of the connection failure.

  1. Try to ping vpn.middlebury.edu -- You should get replies from 140.233.5.201
    On a PC: Search for, then launch, the Command Prompt app (CMD). Type ping vpn.middlebury.edu then press the Enter key.

    On a Mac: From the command menu at the top, choose Go > Utility, then launch Terminal. Type ping vpn.middlebury.edu then press the Return key.

If no reply.. PC: tracert vpn.middlebury.edu Mac:

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