The Apple iPad can connect to the campus wireless network, Athens, and securely from off campus using Cisco IPsec VPN gateways. VPN is only required to view some intranet sites, such as InfoNet, or other secured on campus resources. Please follow the instructions below carefully.
Configure Athens - this is only required if you wish to connect your iPad to wireless while on campus.
Configure VPN - this is only required if you wish to connect to secure resources while off campus.
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Install the Enterprise Profile
On your device, make sure you have an active network connection via existing Wi-Fi or 3G.
Once your device is connected, visit the following URL from your device's Safari web browser:
Select the link to Install the NYP-CUMC Enterprise Profile for iPhone and iPad.
The Settings screen will fade, and an Install Profile window for NYP Enterprise Connect. Tap the Install button.
A warning screen will appear; select Install Now to continue. If you have a Passcode set on your iPad you will be prompted to enter it.
The iPad will now prompt you for your Username and Password three times, once each for the following profiles:
Wi-Fi network "athens"
VPN (NYP Remote - East)
VPN (NYP Remote - West)
Enter your Columbia UNI and its password all three times you are prompted. Those with only a hospital affiliation may use their NYP CWID and its password instead (the same logon used for WebCIS).
The Profile Installed window will appear when done. Select the More Details link to verify that the installation was successful.
Tap the Certificate link for nyx.cpmc.columbia.edu and verify that the Organization Name listed for the certificate is NYP.
Exit by selecting the NYP Enterprise Connect button in the upper left, then Profile Installed and Done. Press the Home button to return to the iPad's home screen.
Select the Settings icon to go back into the iPad's settings. You will notice that there is now an option for VPN listed below the Wi-Fi link. Continue the configuration instructions below to connect to Athens or VPN as desired.
Configure Athens and connect to wireless while on campus IMPORTANT! The following steps cannot be completed unless the device is within range of the Athens wireless network on campus.Click here for a list of current Athens locations.
Select Wi-Fi from the Settings list, and make sure the Wi-Fi switch to the right is set to ON. Select athens from the list under Choose a Network... If athens is not listed you are not in a valid wireless network location.
A Certificate needed... window will appear, select the Accept Certificate button. Once you have successfully connected, a check mark will appear to the left of athens under the list of available networks.
Press your iPad's Home button to return to the main screen. The networking icon in the upper left will have changed from 3G to a wireless icon:
To verify connectivity, open the Safari web browser and visit a web site.
Configure VPN and connect to secure resources from off campus
IMPORTANT! You cannot successfully test VPN if your iPad is connected to the Athens wireless campus network. Athens already provides a secured connection, so most resources will appear even if VPN is not working properly on your iPad. Please follow the instructions below when you are off campus but connected via another Wi-Fi network or 3G.
Select the VPN link, make sure the VPN button to the right is set to ON (tap once if not), then tap the NYP Remote - West link under Choose a Configuration... to select. A checkmark will appear to its left.
A VPN Connection login prompt will appear. Type in your Columbia UNI and your UNI's password, then select OK.
The VPN Connection disclaimer window will appear. Select OK to accept the disclaimer conditions and connect to VPN.
You will be returned to the Settings window. The VPN Status will read Connected and list the length of time for the current VPN session.
Press the iPad's Home button to return to the main screen. To test VPN, launch the Safari web browser, enter the address http://infonet.nyp.org/ and hit Go. If you have successfully connected to VPN from off campus, you will be able to see the NYPH InfoNet intranet (secured) home page.
You will also notice a VPN icon in the upper left corner, next to the iPad's network status icon.
To disconnect from VPN when done, go back into the iPad's Settings, select VPN and tap the VPN ON button so it slides to OFF.