Configuring MLane on Your Device

Overview

U-M students studying remotely from China during the 2020-21 school year can use MLane for more reliable, high-speed access to specific U-M teaching and learning tools and resources.

Table of Contents

Configuring MLane on Your Windows Device

Configuring MLane on Your macOS Device

Troubleshooting

Configuring MLane on Your Windows device

  1. Download the client installer and install the package using the default settings.
  2. Open the FortiClient application and click Configure VPN.
  3. Enter the corresponding information under New VPN Connection:
    1. Connection Name: U-M MLane
    2. Remote Gateway: 54.223.18.204
  4. Click Save.
  5. Enter your UMICH uniqname and password in the corresponding fields and click Connect.

VPN client installer login; text fields for VPN Name, Username, and Password; blue button that says Connect.

  1. Click Yes when prompted by a Security Alert to proceed.

Security alert pop-up; text is "This page requires a secure connection which includes server authentication. The Certificate Issuer for this site is untrusted or unknown. Do you wish to proceed?" Buttons are: yes, no, view certificate, and more info.

You should now be connected to MLane.

Configuring MLane on Your macOS Device

  1. Download the client installer and install the package using the default settings.
  2. Open the FortiClient application and click Configure VPN.
  3. Enter the corresponding information under New VPN Connection:
    1. Connection Name: U-M MLane
    2. Remote Gateway: 54.223.18.204
  4. Click Save.
  5. Enter your UMICH uniqname and password in the corresponding fields and click Connect.

VPN client installer login; text fields for VPN Name, Username, and Password; blue button that says Connect.

  1. Click Continue when prompted by a Verify Certificate alert to proceed.

Invalid server certificate pop-up. Text says "You are connecting to an untrusted server, which could put your confidential information at risk. Would you like to connect to this server? [75]" Buttons are: show certificate, cancel, and continue.

You should now be connected to MLane.

Troubleshooting

  • Confirm you have a network connection before starting a connection to MLane.
  • Visit the following two websites to check if your IP address matches each one below.
  • Confirm you are using your UMICH uniqname and password to authenticate to MLane.
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Monday, September 20, 2021