VPN for students (Windows 7)

Published: 13 December 2018

To access some services and resources at Luleå University of Technology when you are not on Campus, you must use a VPN connection.


  1. Student users at LTU
  2. Created password for Eduroam


Please note that you should fill in your username without @ ltu.se BUT with your Eduroam password when creating the VPN connection!

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel
  2. Select View network status and tasks under Network and Internet, this assumes that your control panel is set to display categories, this can be changed in the upper right corner of the control panel
  3. Select Set up a new connection or network
  4. Select Connect to a workplace
  5. Select Use my Internet Connection
  6. Fill in as below:
    Internet address: studvpn.ltu.se
    Destination name: LTU-Student
    Make sure the checkbox Do not connect now; just set it up so i can connect later is ticked
    Click Next
  7. Fill in:
    User name: Your username at LTU, without @ ltu.se
    Password: Your Eduroam password
    Click Create
  8. Click Close
  9. Click Change adapter settings on the left
  10. Right-click LTU-Student and select Properties
  11. Go to the Options tab and make sure that only Display progress while connecting as well as Prompt for name and password, certificate, etc are ticked
  12. Go to the Security tab and change as follows:
    Type of VPN: Layer 2 Tunnel Protocol with IPSec
    Data Encryption: Require encryption (disconnect if server declines)
    Under Authentication: Select Allow these protocols and make sure that only Microsoft CHAP Version 2 is ticked
  13. Click Advanced settings and select Use preshared key for authentication
    Fill in:
    Key: See the link below the wizard
  14. Click OK and then OK on the previous box
  15. Right-click LTU-Student and select Connect
    The first time you connect, it asks you for username and password, it's your username at LTU, without @ ltu.se but with your Eduroam password you should enter
    You can check in Save this user name and password and select Me only
  16. You can now connect up and down by clicking the network icon in the toolbar next to the system clock down to the right