Setup OneNet Anywhere on MacOS Sierra

To connect to OneNet Anywhere VPN from MacOS Sierra or later, complete the following steps:

Please note: screenshots may reflect older versions of driver installation, but each Step and Driver Link is correct

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Step 1

Download the Aruba VIA Installer here, launch the VIA.pkg file and click Continue.

 

Step 2

Agree with the software terms and conditions.

Step 3

Click Install; you will be prompted to enter your local administrator user name and password.

Step 4

After the Aruba VPN client is loaded – select Click to download VPN profile.

 

Step 5

Enter the following details:

  1. VPN Server URL: vpnonenet.mq.edu.au
  2. Username or Email ID: OneID staff number (example MQ12345678)
  3. Password: OneID password
  4. Select Download.

 

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Note: a second OneID username/password authentication is required to connect the VPN.

Enter your OneID credentials to continue.


Step 6

You should now be able to connect to OneNet Anywhere VPN via the Aruba VPN icon in the menu bar (top right corner). Click the icon and select Connect.

Once you are successfully connected, the icon will change from orange to green.

Step 7

Alternatively, you can connect via the Network Preferences interface.

Select the wireless icon in the menu bar and select Open Network Preferences

Step 8

Select Macquarie University VPN in the network devices list on the left and then select Connect


 

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5 Comments

  1. very lucid, many thanks!

  2. Is there a version that works with macOS Mojave 10.14 ?

    1. Hi Nicole,

      Unfortunately, no.

      A notice was posted on the Remote Working website this week. It includes the following message:


      Notice: Issue with Aruba VPN client for Mac users

       

      Aruba has informed Macquarie IT that there will be a delay in the release of Aruba Virtual Instant Access (VIA) clients compatible with Apple iOS 12 and the upcoming release of macOS Mojave (10.14).

      Aruba advises customers to delay upgrading to iOS 12 or macOS Mojave if VIA support is required.

      Macquarie IT will advise when the Aruba VIA v3.0.3 for iOS 12 will be available for download from the App Store.

      1. Hi Andrew,

        Thanks for the reply.

        As Lisa Yen mentions below, there is indeed a version for iOS 12 which works and can be downloaded via https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/aruba-virtual-intranet-access/id1435470414?mt=8 One thing to note is that on the app store the old version is still available (listed as Aruba Networks VIA), so don't use that. Instead download via the above link or else make sure you download the version named "Aruba Virtual Intranet Access by Aruba Networks".

        Until an updated version for macOS Mojave is released, my current work-around to give my laptop access to the vis is:

        • share my iPhone's internet connection,

        • run the new iOS app and connect to MQ's vpn,

        • then connect my laptop to the iPhone's shared connection

        Hope this helps anyone who's already upgraded to macOS Mojave.

        Cheers

        Nicole

  3. iOS 12 release appears to already be available on App Store? 

    Aruba Virtual Intranet Access by Aruba Networks
    https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/aruba-virtual-intranet-access/id1435470414?mt=8