Aruba VIA Client (Windows) - Usage Instructions


1.  Install the Aruba VIA client on the computer that you will be using when you want to establish a secure connection to the Parkland network. See Aruba VIA (Virtual Intranet Access) Client (Windows VPN) - Installation Instructions .

2. Start the Aruba VIA client from the Start Menu or desktop. The application is called Virtual Intranet Access. In the Start Menu, it will be under a folder named Aruba Networks.When you launch the application, it will use the credentials you supplied when you installed the software and established your first VPN connection. 

3. Once you have provided the connection details and clicked login, the remote server selection screen will appear. Accept the default and press Login.


4. You will notice a small grey icon in the lower right corner of the task bar.  This is the Aruba icon. It will remain grey until it does some initial setup work. 

 A. If you double click it and click the Diagnostics Tab you can watch the progress of the connection.


B. Once connected the log will show "Secure conection established for user ... (your ParklandOne Userid) and the aruba taskbar icon will turn Green and Gold.  

C. You can press X to close the log window. You have now established a secure connection to the Parkland Network and can use its resources as you would from a computer on campus (including the use of Remote Desktop Connection). For more information on Remote Desktop Connection, please see Remote Desktop Connection (Windows) - How to Configure Your Office Computer for a Remote Desktop Connection

5. When you are finished using the VPN connection that you have established, it is imported to disconnect it. Do this by right clicking on the Green and Gold icon in the system tray and select Disconnect (or exit).

Note: If you need to re-establish your connection and the grey icon is still present in the system tray, you can right click on it and select connect.


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Keywords:vpn remote network access virtual intranet access internet remote desktop connection VPN   Doc ID:60111
Owner:Sara S.Group:Parkland College
Created:2016-01-26 17:09 CDTUpdated:2016-02-02 10:59 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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