Network Connect For Mac

I am tired of walking people through the billion steps you need to take in order to configure your WEB BROWSER to be able to download the INSTALLER file for the VPN to connect to the Stony Brook Network. It shouldn’t be that difficult to download a software installer. Unfortunately, the installer files are not available otherwise.

The Division of Information Technology has made the installer files available:

Other Mac users can connect to your computer by clicking Go in the Finder menu and choosing the Network menu item. The Network window appears, and your laptop is among the choices. If the other Macs are running Mountain Lion, your MacBook’s shared files and folders appear in a Finder window, and they’re listed under the Shared heading in. Configuring your Mac's network settings. Today's Best Tech Deals. Either someone installed it for you or you were sent the gear you needed and you followed the instructions necessary to connect. Before you proceed make sure you have IP setup in both windows PC and MAC system and note. If it is on the same network as the Windows machine, the Mac should now be discoverable by Visual Studio 2019. If the Mac is still not discoverable, try manually adding a Mac or take a look at the troubleshooting guide. Connect to the Mac from Visual Studio 2019. Now that remote login is enabled, connect Visual Studio 2019 to the Mac.

DoIT’s Data Network Services team released new VPN client programs for the Mac OS X, Windows 32-bit, and Windows 64-bit operating systems in response to problems users were experiencing connecting to Stony Brook’s Work-at-Home Virtual Private Network (VPN) from off-campus.

ForNetwork Connect For Mac

The current Juniper product that Stony Brook utilizes for its VPN services uses Java to download the application to your computer. Java is then used to see if your computer has the latest code. A problem has been identified, especially with Mac OS X systems, where if the application needs to be updated, it does not update, the program fails, and the user receives an error message. Since the auto-update in the program is not working, users are encouraged to download and install one of the following clients manually and then try re-connecting to the VPN.

Juniper Network Connect For Mac

These downloads are not hosted on Stony Brook University’s campus. I have confirmed that the downloads will install Juniper Network connect and allow you to connect to the Stony Brook University Campus.

Networking Mac Computers

Network Connect For Mac

Windows 7 32-bit:
http://helpdesk.cwsl.edu/Software/JuniperVPN/Windows/NCInst.exe

Mac Connect Network Drive

Windows 7 64-bit and all Windows 8:
http://helpdesk.cwsl.edu/Software/JuniperVPN/Windows/NCInst64.exe

Mac OSX:
http://helpdesk.cwsl.edu/Software/JuniperVPN/MacOSX/NetworkConnect.zip

Linux:
http://helpdesk.cwsl.edu/Software/JuniperVPN/Linux/ncui-8.0R1.1.i386.rpm

When the install completes, you should be able to load the program from START – ALL PROGRAMS – JUNIPER NETWORKS – NETWORK CONNECT. In the server address, type in https://sslj.wah.stonybrook.edu and connect. You will then be prompted for your NetID and password.

Getting Juniper Network Connect VPN Client Running on Mac OS X 10.6+

There are a number of problems getting the Juniper Network Connect VPN client running on the Mac. The permissions on directories are not correct after install, there are issues with the 64 bit kernel, problems if VMWare or Parallels is installed, etc. These instructions are the result of research I did to get Network Connect 6.2.0 running on OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). If you have Network Connect installed already you should uninstall it completely.

To Remove Network Connect
You may not have some of the files listed to run or remove and you can just skip those steps. You should review these steps carefully particularly if you have other Juniper products installed. They remove directories that may include installations of other Juniper products. These instructions should be run from your home directory.

  1. sudo /usr/local/juniper/nc/install/uninstall_nc.sh
  2. sudo rm -R /Applications/Network Connect.app
  3. sudo rm -R /usr/local/juniper
  4. sudo rm -R /Library/Frameworks/net.juniper.*
  5. sudo rm -R /Library/Internet Plug-ins/net.juniper.*
  6. sudo rm -R /Library/Widgets/Network Connect.wdgt
  7. sudo rm /private/var/db/receipts/net.juniper.*
  8. rm -R Library/Application Support/Juniper Networks
  9. rm -R Library/Caches/net.juniper.NetworkConnect
  10. rm Library/Preferences/net.juniper.NetworkConnect.plist
  11. rm -R Library/Logs/Juniper Networks

To Install Network Connect

  1. Download NetworkConnect.dmg. I was unable to get the applet installer from the VPN login to work correctly. You can download the dmg file directly from your vpn site. Add the path “/dana-cached/nc/NetworkConnect.dmg” to your VPN URL. If your VPN login is at https://vpn.mycompany.com/… then you would download from https://vpn.mycompany.com/dana-cached/nc/NetworkConnect.dmg. You may have to login to the VPN site to access the download.
  2. Open NetworkConnect.dmg and run the installer. If you get an error saying there is already a version installed do the uninstall steps above.
  3. sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/juniper/nc/[version number]
  4. sudo mkdir ‘/Applications/Network Connect.app/Contents/Frameworks’
  5. If you have VMWare or Parallels installed you will have to deactivate the network interfaces they add. If you don’t do this you will probably be able to connect but have a very high packet loss rate. You may have similar issues with other products that interact with routing. To do this go to ‘System Preferences -> Network’ and change ‘Configure IPv4’ to ‘off’ for these extra interfaces. They will typically be named something like ‘Ethernet Adaptor (en2)’. Entries like these in the Network Connect log are indicative of this type of problem:
  6. sudo chmod 4711 /usr/local/juniper/nc/[version number]/ncproxyd
  7. If your kernel is running in 64 bit mode you will have to change it to 32 bit mode. This may no longer be true with newer versions of Network Connect but it is for version 6.2.0. You can change the kernel to 32 bit mode temporarily by shutting down then holding the 3 and 2 keys down while starting up.

You should now be able to launch Network Connect from Applications. Since you did not use the applet installer you will have to enter your VPN URL. This does not include the path part of the URL. For example: https://vpn.mycompany.com.