T Group VPN Setup

To access the T Groupserver from outside the office, you must first connect to our VPN network. This will allow you through our network security and ensure that all sensitive information is properly encrypted. Any VPN connections attempted from inside the office will fail as you are already connected to our network.

You need to already have a T Group Server/Wifi Login to continue. If you have not yet setup your account, please see http://help.tgroupmail.com/account.

NOTE: This VPN service can also be used to encrypt all internet traffic when on public wifi networks. This prevents those who operate those public wifi networks from intercepting or copying data sent to and from your computer. Simply connect to the public wifi network and then connect to the T Group VPN to enable this encryption.

Configuring the T Group VPN on Mac OS 10.11- 10.13 (Click to Expand)

Configuring an Apple Mac device running OS 10.11 – 10.13 is simply a matter of enrolling your personal computer with the T Group Server. Any changes made to the settings will automatically be pushed to your computer.

NOTE: Also included in this settings bundle is the T Group Searchable Contact Directory for Apple Contacts/Address Book. 

  1. Open up any web browser and visit https://tgroupmail.com/mydevices.
  2. Enter in your T Group Server credentials at the login screen and click Log In. Remember, you username is your first initial + last name.mydevices_login
  3. Once you are logged into the My Devices page you will see a big, blue, Enroll button in the middle of the page. Click this button to download the T Group Enrollment Installer.
    NOTE: If you have already gone through these steps on another Mac OS or iOS Device, you will see them listed here.enroll
  4. Depending on which web browser you used, System Preferences may automatically open and continue with the next step. If System Preferences does not automatically open, please check your Download folder for a file with the name mdm_profile.mobileconfig. Open this file to launch System Preferences and continue the configuration. Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 2.44.31 PM
  5. Once System Preferences has opened, it will prompt you to install the settings profile  that was downloaded to your machine. Click Continue to proceed with the settings installation.Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 2.46.27 PM
  6. When prompted, click Install. Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 2.46.53 PM
  7. If prompted, enter your computer’s administrator passwordScreen Shot 2014-02-21 at 2.49.04 PM
  8. After a few moments, the System Preferences window will begin to list Profiles on the left side of the window. Once it lists both a Remote Management profile and a Settings for Workgroup profile you can continue. NOTE: If you do not see the Workgroup profile after a few moments, please restart your computer and go back to the Profiles Preference and it should show up after a few moments.Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 3.02.01 PM
  9. Click the Show All button at the top of the System Preferences window.Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 3.02.01 PM
  10. Select the Network Preference button.Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 3.03.33 PM
  11. Select TGROUP VPN on the bottom left and then make sure that there is a checkmark in the box to the left of “Show VPN status in menu bar”. Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 3.06.13 PM
  12. You should now see the VPN Icon in the top menubar that looks like Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 3.07.57 PM
  13. To connect to the T Group VPN click the VPN Icon in your menu bar and select Connect to TGROUP VPN. Enter your server password when prompted and click OK.
  14. Once you are connected you will be able to access the T Group Server as usual, by going to your Desktop, clicking the GO menu at the top of the screen, and selecting Connect to Server. The server address is afp://tgroupmail.com .

If you have any questions, please email it@tgroupmail.com for assistance.

Configuring the T Group VPN on iOS (iPhone & iPad)(Click to Expand)

Configuring an iOS device running iOS or greater is simply a matter of enrolling your device with the TGROUP Server. Any changes made to the settings will automatically be pushed to your device.

  1. Open up Safari and visit https://tgroupmail.com/mydevices.
  2. Enter in your T Group Server credentials at the login screen and click Log In. Remember, you username is your first initial + last name.IMG_1991
  3. Once you are logged into the My Devices page you will see a big, blue, Enroll button in the middle of the page. Click this button to download the T Group Enrollment Installer.
    NOTE: If you have already gone through these steps on another Mac OS or iOS Device, you will see them listed here.IMG_1992
  4. The Settings app will automatically open and ask you to install the Remote Management profile. Click Install.IMG_1993
  5. You may be presented with a warning, click the blue install link at the top right of the screen.IMG_1994
  6. Enter your device’s passcode if prompted.
  7. Click Done at the instal confirmation screen.IMG_1996
  8. You will be automatically taken back to Safari where you can log out or close that app.IMG_1997
  9. To connect to the T Group VPN make sure you are not on the office Tgroup’s Wifi network and open the Settings app.
  10. On the main settings page you will now see a VPN Slider.IMG_1998
  11. Touch the VPN Slider and then enter your server password when prompted. When the connection is completed, the slider will turn green and a VPN Icon will appear at the top of your screen.IMG_1999
  12. Any iOS apps that support the smb protocol can now connect to the server at smb://tgroupmail.com.
  13. To disconnect, simply open the Settings app and touch the green VPN Slider.

If you have any questions, please email it@tgroupmail.com for assistance.

Configuring the T Group VPN on Windows 10 (Click to Expand)

  1. Download the Sonicwall Global VPN Client for Windows. Choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit version depending on your computer. If you are unsure, choose the 32-bit version.
  2. Download the T Group VPN Configuration file:
  3. Locate the GVCSetup in your downloads folder and double click it to open the installer. Click Yes if prompted to allow the installer to make changes to your computer.
  4. At the welcome screen for the Global VPN Client installer, click Next.Global_Welcome_Screen
  5. Agree to the software license agreement and click Next.Agree
  6. Leave the install location set to the default folder on the C Drive, and install it for Everyone on the computer. Click Next.Install Location
  7. Click Next on the following screen to start the actual installation. Start Install
  8. When the installer finishes, place a checkmark in the option to Start Global VPN Client when the installer finishes.  Then click Close.FinishInstall
  9. When the installer closes, the Global VPN Client will open and present you with a New Connection Wizard. As we will be importing a configuration file, click Cancel.newconnection
  10. Once the wizard closes click the File menu and select Importimport
  11. Click the box with the ellipses (…) next to the blank that asks you to specify the name of the connection.importconnection
  12. Navigate to WAN GroupVPN_TGROUP.rcf, the TGROUP VPN Configuration file that you downloaded in Step 2.  Select it and then click Open. config_select
  13. The Configuration Name is now filled in. Enter TgroupVPN in the password blank, and click OK.vpnpassword
  14. You will now see a connection called GroupVPN_TgroupVPN in the list. Select it, and then click Enable. (NOTE: The VPN Client will not be able to connect while inside the T Group Office)selectVPN

15. You will be promoted to enter a user name and password. Enter your T Group Username/Password, the same one you use to connect to the server and to Tgroup’s Wifi. Click OK. Note: Some versions of Windows may ask for a phone book connection, if this happens, click cancel and then click the Enable button again to be prompted for your username.

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16. After a few moments you will be connected and you will see a popup in the lower right corner of the screen confirming this, and the connection in the list will say Connected. You can now minimize the client and connect to the Tgroup Server. Connected

17. To disconnect from the T Group VPN, simply select the connection in the list and click the Disable button.disconnect

18. To reconnect in the future, simply open the Global VPN Client and select the connection in the list and click the Enable button, then login with your T Group Login.

19. When you leave T Group, you can uninstall the Global VPN Client as you would any other application from the Add/Remove Programs screen in Windows.

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T Group VPN Setup

To access the T Groupserver from outside the office, you must first connect to our VPN network. This will allow you through our network security and ensure that all sensitive information is properly encrypted. Any VPN connections attempted from inside the office will fail as you are already connected to our network.

You need to already have a T Group Server/Wifi Login to continue. If you have not yet setup your account, please see http://help.tgroupmail.com/account.

NOTE: This VPN service can also be used to encrypt all internet traffic when on public wifi networks. This prevents those who operate those public wifi networks from intercepting or copying data sent to and from your computer. Simply connect to the public wifi network and then connect to the T Group VPN to enable this encryption.

Configuring the T Group VPN on Mac OS 10.11- 10.13 (Click to Expand)

Configuring an Apple Mac device running OS 10.11 – 10.13 is simply a matter of enrolling your personal computer with the T Group Server. Any changes made to the settings will automatically be pushed to your computer.

NOTE: Also included in this settings bundle is the T Group Searchable Contact Directory for Apple Contacts/Address Book. 

  1. Open up any web browser and visit https://tgroupmail.com/mydevices.
  2. Enter in your T Group Server credentials at the login screen and click Log In. Remember, you username is your first initial + last name.mydevices_login
  3. Once you are logged into the My Devices page you will see a big, blue, Enroll button in the middle of the page. Click this button to download the T Group Enrollment Installer.
    NOTE: If you have already gone through these steps on another Mac OS or iOS Device, you will see them listed here.enroll
  4. Depending on which web browser you used, System Preferences may automatically open and continue with the next step. If System Preferences does not automatically open, please check your Download folder for a file with the name mdm_profile.mobileconfig. Open this file to launch System Preferences and continue the configuration. Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 2.44.31 PM
  5. Once System Preferences has opened, it will prompt you to install the settings profile  that was downloaded to your machine. Click Continue to proceed with the settings installation.Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 2.46.27 PM
  6. When prompted, click Install. Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 2.46.53 PM
  7. If prompted, enter your computer’s administrator passwordScreen Shot 2014-02-21 at 2.49.04 PM
  8. After a few moments, the System Preferences window will begin to list Profiles on the left side of the window. Once it lists both a Remote Management profile and a Settings for Workgroup profile you can continue. NOTE: If you do not see the Workgroup profile after a few moments, please restart your computer and go back to the Profiles Preference and it should show up after a few moments.Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 3.02.01 PM
  9. Click the Show All button at the top of the System Preferences window.Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 3.02.01 PM
  10. Select the Network Preference button.Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 3.03.33 PM
  11. Select TGROUP VPN on the bottom left and then make sure that there is a checkmark in the box to the left of “Show VPN status in menu bar”. Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 3.06.13 PM
  12. You should now see the VPN Icon in the top menubar that looks like Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 3.07.57 PM
  13. To connect to the T Group VPN click the VPN Icon in your menu bar and select Connect to TGROUP VPN. Enter your server password when prompted and click OK.
  14. Once you are connected you will be able to access the T Group Server as usual, by going to your Desktop, clicking the GO menu at the top of the screen, and selecting Connect to Server. The server address is afp://tgroupmail.com .

If you have any questions, please email it@tgroupmail.com for assistance.

Configuring the T Group VPN on iOS (iPhone & iPad)(Click to Expand)

Configuring an iOS device running iOS or greater is simply a matter of enrolling your device with the TGROUP Server. Any changes made to the settings will automatically be pushed to your device.

  1. Open up Safari and visit https://tgroupmail.com/mydevices.
  2. Enter in your T Group Server credentials at the login screen and click Log In. Remember, you username is your first initial + last name.IMG_1991
  3. Once you are logged into the My Devices page you will see a big, blue, Enroll button in the middle of the page. Click this button to download the T Group Enrollment Installer.
    NOTE: If you have already gone through these steps on another Mac OS or iOS Device, you will see them listed here.IMG_1992
  4. The Settings app will automatically open and ask you to install the Remote Management profile. Click Install.IMG_1993
  5. You may be presented with a warning, click the blue install link at the top right of the screen.IMG_1994
  6. Enter your device’s passcode if prompted.
  7. Click Done at the instal confirmation screen.IMG_1996
  8. You will be automatically taken back to Safari where you can log out or close that app.IMG_1997
  9. To connect to the T Group VPN make sure you are not on the office Tgroup’s Wifi network and open the Settings app.
  10. On the main settings page you will now see a VPN Slider.IMG_1998
  11. Touch the VPN Slider and then enter your server password when prompted. When the connection is completed, the slider will turn green and a VPN Icon will appear at the top of your screen.IMG_1999
  12. Any iOS apps that support the smb protocol can now connect to the server at smb://tgroupmail.com.
  13. To disconnect, simply open the Settings app and touch the green VPN Slider.

If you have any questions, please email it@tgroupmail.com for assistance.

Configuring the T Group VPN on Windows 10 (Click to Expand)

  1. Download the Sonicwall Global VPN Client for Windows. Choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit version depending on your computer. If you are unsure, choose the 32-bit version.
  2. Download the T Group VPN Configuration file:
  3. Locate the GVCSetup in your downloads folder and double click it to open the installer. Click Yes if prompted to allow the installer to make changes to your computer.
  4. At the welcome screen for the Global VPN Client installer, click Next.Global_Welcome_Screen
  5. Agree to the software license agreement and click Next.Agree
  6. Leave the install location set to the default folder on the C Drive, and install it for Everyone on the computer. Click Next.Install Location
  7. Click Next on the following screen to start the actual installation. Start Install
  8. When the installer finishes, place a checkmark in the option to Start Global VPN Client when the installer finishes.  Then click Close.FinishInstall
  9. When the installer closes, the Global VPN Client will open and present you with a New Connection Wizard. As we will be importing a configuration file, click Cancel.newconnection
  10. Once the wizard closes click the File menu and select Importimport
  11. Click the box with the ellipses (…) next to the blank that asks you to specify the name of the connection.importconnection
  12. Navigate to WAN GroupVPN_TGROUP.rcf, the TGROUP VPN Configuration file that you downloaded in Step 2.  Select it and then click Open. config_select
  13. The Configuration Name is now filled in. Enter TgroupVPN in the password blank, and click OK.vpnpassword
  14. You will now see a connection called GroupVPN_TgroupVPN in the list. Select it, and then click Enable. (NOTE: The VPN Client will not be able to connect while inside the T Group Office)selectVPN

15. You will be promoted to enter a user name and password. Enter your T Group Username/Password, the same one you use to connect to the server and to Tgroup’s Wifi. Click OK. Note: Some versions of Windows may ask for a phone book connection, if this happens, click cancel and then click the Enable button again to be prompted for your username.

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16. After a few moments you will be connected and you will see a popup in the lower right corner of the screen confirming this, and the connection in the list will say Connected. You can now minimize the client and connect to the Tgroup Server. Connected

17. To disconnect from the T Group VPN, simply select the connection in the list and click the Disable button.disconnect

18. To reconnect in the future, simply open the Global VPN Client and select the connection in the list and click the Enable button, then login with your T Group Login.

19. When you leave T Group, you can uninstall the Global VPN Client as you would any other application from the Add/Remove Programs screen in Windows.