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what_is_vpn [2016/11/22 11:59]
mfitzpatrick [What do I need to do to get a VPN account/start using VPN?]
what_is_vpn [2020/06/25 10:00] (current)
mhorne [Is there anything else I should know about VPN?]
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-VPN (Virutal ​Private Network) allows you to create a secure connection to the Olin network from off‐campus using your existing internet connection.+VPN (Virtual ​Private Network) allows you to create a secure connection to the Olin network from off‐campus using your existing internet connection.
  
 ===== Why would I use VPN? ===== ===== Why would I use VPN? =====
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 ===== What do I need to do to get a VPN account/​start using VPN? ===== ===== What do I need to do to get a VPN account/​start using VPN? =====
 +VPN software is installed on all Olin laptops. ​ This software can be found on your Olin computer by going to **START button on lower left of computer and entering Pulse in the search box.** Once the login screen appears, use your network credentials to login.
  
- +If you would like to install it on a personal system, please ​follow the instructions detailed here: [[jvpn|PulseSecure ​VPN  Installation and Configuration]]
-VPN software is installed on all Olin laptops. ​ This software can be found on your Olin computer by going to **START button on lower left of computer and entering Pulse in the search box.** Once the login screen appears, use the login name and password provided to you by the Help Desk. +
-If you would like to install it on a personal system, please ​use: [[jvpn|Juniper ​VPN  Installation and Configuration]]+
  
 =====I have files on the network and my VPN client is connected. ​  How do I get to them? ===== =====I have files on the network and my VPN client is connected. ​  How do I get to them? =====
  
-If you are using an Olin laptop, the best practice is to create shortcuts to your needed network locations while you are on campus.   If +If you are using an Olin laptop, the best practice is to create shortcuts to your needed network locations while you are on campus.   If there is a location on the network that you would like access to remotely, right‐click the folder and choose create desktop.  You will receive a message that it will be created on the desktop.   These shortcuts will always open whenyou ​are connected to the Olin network both on‐campus and when using VPN off‐campus. 
-there is a location on the network that you would like access to remotely, right‐click the folder and choose create + 
-desktop.  You will receive a message that it will be created on the desktop.   These shortcuts will always open when +You can also access the servers directly by going to **START->​Run** (also accessible via **Windows Key + R**) -> and entering the name of the server you want
-you are connected to the Olin network both on‐campus and when using VPN off‐campus. +
-You can also access the servers directly by going to **START->​Run(Windows Key + R)->** and entering the name of the server you want+
 to access preceded by ‘\\’ (ex. \\fsvs01 \\netapp01 …etc) to access preceded by ‘\\’ (ex. \\fsvs01 \\netapp01 …etc)
  
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-Logging into VPN creates a secure connection to the Olin network. For the new Juniper ​VPN service Olin has implemented what is known as "​split-tunneling"​ This allows you to reach Olin resources while still able to use your own ISP connection for services like Netflix, Hulu and other bandwidth intensive application that are not on Olin's network.+Logging into VPN creates a secure connection to the Olin network. For the new PulseSecure ​VPN service Olin has implemented what is known as "​split-tunneling"​ This allows you to reach Olin resources while still able to use your own ISP connection for services like Netflix, Hulu and other bandwidth intensive application that are not on Olin's network.
  
-For the Nortel VPN all of your internet traffic will be routed through Olin for as long as you have VPN connected. ​ Web browsing, streaming audio or video, etc **will** all be affected. The internet traffic is no longer going from your ISP directly to your computer. ​ It is now going from the Internet to Olin and then from Olin to your computer. Please be aware that this connnection is a shared resource that all remote users utilize, and large data transfers such as Netflix, Hulu and Peer2Peer traffic will affect all remote users' experience.