Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

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Technology Services


Contact the Technology Services Help Desk by phone (217-244-7000) or by email (


How to gain access:

Access to the VPN is available to anyone with a campus NetID. VPN clients may be downloaded from

Available to:

  • Faculty and Staff
  • Grad Students
  • Undergrads


Virtual Private Networking (VPN) allows students, faculty and staff to securely connect to the campus network from anywhere in the world using their Illinois credentials, and access services and resources usually restricted to people on campus.


There is no cost associated with this resource.

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This service allows people off campus to securely connect to the campus network, and obtain a campus network connection. This allows people to access services that are limited to campus IP space either by campus firewall groups, or other service contracts (like some library services).

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