U of I Box, Accessing Box in China

This article describes best practices in order to access U of I Box in China

If you require accessing U of I Box in China you can do so in one of two ways:

Option 1: Alternate URL

If you have users that need to access Box in China, you can have them access U of I Box using https://app.boxcn.net (please make sure to connect with https). Enter your @illinois.edu email address, and you will be prompted for your NetID and password.

NOTE: When you generate the shared links while logged in to this URL, the shared link will be changed to https://app.boxcn.net/s/  (alphanumeric characters) which will be accessible in China.

Option 2: VPN

Alternatively, you can also use a VPN service. If you require uploading a large number or size of files and folders this option is optimal.

Please navigate to the correct U of I Webstore link (based on your campus location) to download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN.

CampusCisco AnyConnect Link
Urbana-ChampaignUIUC VPN Download
ChicagoUIC VPN Download
SpringfieldUIS VPN Download


More information about VPN usage and configurations please click [HERE]




Keywords:VPN, Blocked   Doc ID:96913
Owner:Box O.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2020-01-07 13:19 CDTUpdated:2020-03-16 16:32 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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