Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

About this service

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Other names for this service

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Service documentation

Why to use this service

This service allows people off campus to securely connect to the campus network, and obtain a campus network connection. This allows peopleĀ to access services that are limited to campus IP space either by campus firewall groups, or other service contracts (like some library services).


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Getting and using this service

Who can use this service

Undergraduate students
Graduate/Professional Students

How to get this service

Access to the VPN is available to anyone with a campus NetID. VPN clients may be downloaded fromĀ


No charge

How to use this service

Mobile clients can be downloaded from the appropriate vendor store and the desktop client can be downloaded at

Quotas and usage restrictions

3 simultaneous connections, 24 hour maximum connection time before user is disconnected and must reconnect

Sensitive data considerations

Not applicable

Hours and support

Standard service hours


Scheduled maintenance hours

Maintenance windows are the same as the campus Network. Posted maintenance windows are: 5:30am-7:30am M-F, 5:30am-10:00am Sat, and 5:30-noon Sunday

Staffed support hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

How to report issues

Contact the Technology Services Help Desk by phone (217-244-7000) or by email (