Installing and Using VPN (Remote Access)


Virtual Private Networking (VPN) software creates a secure, encrypted connection between your off-campus computing device (laptop, phone, tablet) and the campus network. There are two ways to connect to VPN; via the web and with a downloadable client.

  • Please Note: Junos Pulse/VPN would only be used on either home devices OR on University devices that are not on UITS Managed Workstation (therefore not on Direct Access)

Directions for using VPN:

Connect to VPN via the Web

Connect to VPN via VPN Client

Other ways to access UConn resources:

  • Direct Access to University Resources
    • University laptops managed by UITS automatically have Direct Access installed on them.  Therefore, they can access the Q and P drives without VPN, and do NOT need to have Junos Pulse installed.
    • You may need to connect to the internet before attempting to access their drives.
  • Remote Desktop
    • Users can install and set up Microsoft Remote Desktop on their personal device to connect to their Windows workstation computer.
  • UConn AnyWare 
    • AnyWare is a web-based application virtualization service that gives faculty, staff, and students remote access to university-licensed software, including P and Q drives.

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