LS VPN Service
The LS VPN (Virtual Private Network) service enables faculty, staff and grad students to securely access office computers, shared printers, file servers, and other network services from anywhere.
What is a VPN?
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) enables you to securely access remote network services that would normally be blocked by firewalls or other network security measures. (See Wikipedia for additional information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network)
Why would I need to use the LS VPN?
Many departmental and LS network services, including network printers, file servers, and most office computers, are protected by firewalls. If you want to be able to access these resources from home, while traveling, or even from the campus Moobilenet wireless network, you will need to use the VPN.
Who is eligible to use the VPN?
Any LS employee (faculty and staff), LS IT customers, and LS graduate students are eligible to use the LS VPN. VPN access is granted automatically in most cases.
Additionally, VPN access can be granted to collaborators, visitors, etc. who are not affiliated with LS departments. If you need to request VPN access for someone outside of LS, please submit a ticket.
How do I use the LS VPN?
- Directions for Windows users
- Directions for Mac users
- Linux Users: Please submit a ticket. Linux is supported for the VPN service, but it requires some special configuration.
- Apple iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices: Follow these directions.