Instructions for iOS 10 and later

Apple are no longer supporting PPTP, the VPN method for the college, on the newest versions of MacOS and iOS. If you are using iOS 10, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the OpenVPN connect app from itunes.
  2. Download the OpenVPN config file and tap Open in "OpenVPN"
  3. Tap the green button with a + sign plus on it
  4. Enter your College Username and Password
  5. Tap Save
  6. Tap the switch underneath Disconnected which will then connect you to the VPN.

If you have connected to the VPN using the instructions above and still can’t access journals please see use one of the alternative access methods.

Please note that the VPN is not intended to provide access to region-restricted resources such as video or audio streaming providers.

Instructions for iOS 9 and earlier

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Select VPN.
  4. Tap Add VPN Configuration.
  5. Select PPTP.
  6. Add Imperial VPN as the Description.
  7. Type vpn.imperial.ac.uk in the Server field.
  8. Type your College username in the Account field.
  9. Type your College password in the Password field.
  10. Tap Save.

The connection is now set up. To use it, go to Settings > General and swipe the VPN button to ON.

Support

If you are experiencing problems with setting up a VPN connection, browse the FAQ: VPN or contact the ICT Service Desk.