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what_is_vpn [2018/10/15 12:41]
mperriello [What is VPN?]
what_is_vpn [2021/03/24 15:08]
mhorne [Is there anything else I should know about VPN?]
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 ===== Why would I use VPN? ===== ===== Why would I use VPN? =====
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 You would use VPN if you have files or documents on the network servers that you want to access while you are off‐campus. VPN is also ideal if you want to use licensed student software applications such as Solidworks, Matlab or Cadence while away from campus. You can also use Remote Desktop to access your on‐campus desktop while using VPN.  Please note that internet speed will be slowed down due to resource limitations of the VPN gateway. You would use VPN if you have files or documents on the network servers that you want to access while you are off‐campus. VPN is also ideal if you want to use licensed student software applications such as Solidworks, Matlab or Cadence while away from campus. You can also use Remote Desktop to access your on‐campus desktop while using VPN.  Please note that internet speed will be slowed down due to resource limitations of the VPN gateway.
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 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. 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|Juniper ​VPN  Installation and Configuration]]+If you would like to install it on a personal system, please follow the instructions detailed here: [[vpn:​pulsesecurevpn|Pulse Secure ​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? =====
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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 Pulse Secure ​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. "​Full-Tunnel"​ means that all traffic is routed through Olin's network, please be sure this is what you want when selecting this option.  
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 +Note if you choose to remember this choice by selecting the check box when logging in to the VPN server, you will have to delete the Pulse Secure profile in the VPN client and recreate it to regain the option to select either "Split or Full" tunnel methods.
  
-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.