The Windows setup for Skylight (the CalArts VPN) is fairly straightforward. These instructions are written using Firefox, but any major browser will have a similar experience. And although we're using Windows 10 for this guide, these steps will work for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Before going through this guide make sure you've setup your Two Factor Authentication method. You won't be able to login without it!
If you have any trouble don't hesitate to send us a note and we'll be happy to lend a hand!
1. Go to http://skylight.calarts.edu
2. Login with your Hub Credentials
Make sure to enter only your username, do not include @calarts.edu.
3. Confirm your login DuoMobile (Two Factor Authentication)
Whether you're using the Duo Mobile app in iOS or Android, or if you've elected to receive an automated phone message, confirm your login to get to the next step.
4. Download either the 32-bit or 64-bit package
Most versions of Windows 7 will use the 64-bit Win64 package. If you aren't sure what your computer has send us a note and we can guide you through the process!
In this guide we're going to use the CalArtsVPN Win64 download.
4.1. If you're using Chrome
Chrome has a standard security feature that scans downloaded files and attempts to warn you if something doesn't look right.
In Skylight's case it contains executable files needed to set it up that Chrome thinks may be dangerous. These files are legitimate and do not contain any threats.
4.2. Click Keep
This may display differently on your computer, but see that little up arrow? Click on that and select Keep to confirm the download and proceed with the installation.
5. Download the file to whichever location you'd like
Usually this will be a Downloads folder.
If you're using Firefox you might see a link to Show All Downloads which is an easy way of finding the file once it's done downloading.
Clicking on the small folder icon on the right hand side will take you to the file we need!
6. Extract the files to a folder
Extract the MotionProSetup_win64.zip file to a folder and look for SSLVPNSetup_x64.exe inside.
7. Run MotionProSetup_x64.exe
There are no changes we need to make during the installation, so keep going through the installation until it's completed!
The install process will take a minute or two. When it's completed you'll see a Finish button, which will automatically launch Skylight, the CalArts VPN.
9. Confirm your login with DuoMobile (Two Factor Authentication)
Remember that each time your username and password are used to login you will need to authorize it using your Two Factor Authentication method!
10. Look for the Red 'A' in your taskbar
Find the red 'A' in your taskbar and doubleclick it to bring up the CalArts VPN window.
11. How to Confirm You're Connected
The easiest way to confirm you're using the VPN is to look for the VPN connected status. But if you want to really make sure you're using it you can click on VPN and then click on Status.
If your Assigned IP Address starts with a 10 then you are all set! You will now be able to access everything that you would when you're using your computer on campus!
Now if you're even more curious you can click on the Network Resource tab, which will show you all the parts of the network you have access to. This is what we're going to look at if you encounter any trouble accessing anything through the VPN.
12. How to Disconnect
If MotionPro is idle for a sufficient time (an hour or two) it will auto-disconnect. If you'd rather disconnect manually when you're done using it, just right-click on the profile and select the Disconnect button.
You'll know it is disconnected when the status disappears and the button becomes a Connect button!
13. When you want to Connect in the Future
Just look for the red 'A' icon on your desktop. Doubleclick to launch Skylight and you'll be able to connect in no time!