A guide to the university VPN.


A VPN (Virtual Private Network) reroutes traffic through UIUC servers for added security. This ensures that only registered UIUC students can use certain services, such as electronic reserves and printing at the iSchool.

For more information about setting up the University's VPN, please visit the Technology Services VPN Information page. For more information about the nature of VPNs, please visit the Webopedia definition page. 

Download links and instructions can be found on the Technology Services VPN Download page. 

  • VPN Profiles: 
    • Select "Split tunnel" for normal use. This sends traffic meant for university computers (anything with illinois.edu) to the University, and doesn't intervene with your non-University web browsing.
    • The "Tunnel All" profile is used in cases where you need to present a University identity to a third party website, such as the UIUC Library's online resource collection.
    • For more information about VPN profiles, please visit the Technology Services VPN Profiles Information page. 

If you are having trouble using the VPN, check for software firewalls (such as Norton or McAfee Total Protection).

Keywords"Virtual Private Network" "how to" "What is" "can I" use guide   Doc ID129749
OwnerMatthew M.GroupSchool of Information Sciences
Created2023-07-14 13:03:38Updated2023-07-27 15:41:36
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