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Virtual Private Networking (VPN) using PPTP or L2TP

Point-to-Point-Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) and Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) are networking technologies that support virtual private networks (VPN), enabling remote users to access corporate networks securely across various operating system platforms to connect securely to their corporate network through the Internet.

Choosing a VPN type (IPSec vs PPTP vs L2TP)

BOL supports Cisco IPSEC, PPTP, and L2TP on most operating systems. Any of these VPN types should allow you to access restricted UCLA Library resources and/or UCLA websites/services that have a VPN requirement or require that you be on the UCLA campus network. Please be advised that some networks may restrict access to the necessary ports required to use a specific VPN type. In those instances, users will want to try one of the other VPN types or contact their network administrators for further information.

PPTP Configuration Settings

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L2TP Configuration Settings

If you have any problems setting up VPN, please try searching our online knowledge base or you can contact us with any questions at (310)267-HELP (4357), or at