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1. Instructions for VPN Users

1.1. VPN- Mac

Connect to VPN: Macbook


Step 1) Open System Preference.  Then select Network  

Step 2) Click the "+" button to create a new service, select VPN as the interface type, and choose L2TP over IPsec from the pull-down menu.

Step 3) Select the VPN option






Step 4) Select the L2TP over IPSec option


Step 5) In Server Address: please type gw.bwscampus.com
For Account Name: please type your username (without @bwscampus.com)
Then click on Authentication Settings 


Step 6) On User Authentication: please type your Gmail password
On Machine Authentication: please type BWSvpn90049
Then click Ok

Step 7) Click on Advanced


Step 8) Please make sure the 3 checkboxes are selected 
*Note: if the “Send all traffic over VPN connection” box is not selected then the VPN connection will not be established. 

1.2. VPN- PC

Connect to VPN: Windows/PC


Step 1) Open the Start Menu and type/search VPN


Step 2) Click Add a VPN connection.



Step 3) In the Add a VPN connection please ensure the following:

  • VPN provider: Set to Windows (built-in)
  • Connection name:Brentwood VPN
  • Server name or address: gw.bwscampus.com
  • VPN type: Select L2TP/IPsecwith preshared key
  • Preshared Key: BWSvpn90049
  • User nameand Password:  Enter your credentials

            Press Save.



Step 4) After the VPN connection has been created, click Change adapter options under Related settings.


Step 5) Right-click on VPN Connection from the list of adapters and click Properties



Step 6) In the Security tab, select Require encryption (disconnect if sever declines) 

Then, select Allow these protocols under Authentication. From the list of protocols, check Unencrypted password (PAP), and uncheck all other options.


Step 7) Click on Advanced settings.



Step 8) In the Advanced Properties select the Use preshared key for authentication and enter the preshared key: BWSvpn90049





Step 9) Back at the Network Connections window, right-click on the VPN connection and click Connect / Disconnect.

Find your VPN profile and click Connect.




Step 10) Enter your username and password. Click OK.