The School no longer provides student access to our VPN via L2TP/IPSec for Windows users.
Please use the new and improved OpenVPN instead – see:
hhttps://scem.westernsydney.edu.au/share/authenticate/InstallingSCEM-OpenVPN.pdf for detailed instructions.

The School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics uses a secure VPN server to provide L2TP/IPSec VPN access to its network. To use the secure L2TP/IPSec VPN, you will need to follow the applicable directions shown below.

What is a VPN?
A virtual private network (VPN) is a secure way of remotely communicating with computers on a network.

Why L2RP/IPSec?
L2TP/IPSec uses strong IPSec encryption to tunnel data to and from network nodes. It is based on Cisco’s L2F protocol. IPSec requires security certificates (self-signed or signed by a certificate authority such as Verisign) or a predefined shared secret between connecting nodes. The shared secret must be entered on the server and the client.The shared secret is not a password for authentication, nor does it generate encryption keys to establish secure tunnels between nodes. It is a token that the key management systems use to trust each other.

Student L2TP/IPSec VPN

Staff L2TP/IPSec VPN

* An updated version of OpenVPN also available for staff and students.
OpenVPN documentation is available here: OpenVPN for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, iOS & Android Devices