How do I access my UIC VPN?

If you are a UIC student, staff, or faculty member, you can access the VPN by following these steps:

1. Go to and log in with your UIC NetID and password.
2. Select any of the six available VPN servers.
3. Install the GlobalProtect client on your device. Follow the instructions for your platform: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, or Linux.
4 Launch the GlobalProtect client and enter as the Portal Address. Then connect using your UIC NetID and password.

If your workplace has a VPN, you can use it to connect to your office network from home. This lets you access your work resources, such as email and files, from outside the office. All you need is an internet connection and a device with a web browser.

To connect to a VPN, log in with your work credentials (username and password). You may be prompted to install a VPN client app. Once the app is installed, launch it and sign in. After you’re signed in, select the server location that you want to connect to. Your device will now be connected to the VPN.

Worth knowing

If you’ve ever worked remotely, you may have used a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, in order to access your company’s network. A VPN provides a secure, encrypted tunnel between your device and a remote server, ensuring that your data is confidential and safe from third-party interception.

There are two main ways to connect to a VPN: through an app or manual configuration. If your company has provided you with a VPN app, simply download and install it on your device. Once you open the app, enter your VPN credentials (username and password) and then select the server you wish to connect to. After a few seconds, you should be connected to the VPN and able to access all of your company’s resources as if you were on the same local network.

If you need to configure a VPN connection manually, the process will vary depending on which platform you’re using (Windows, macOS, iOS, Android etc.). However, most platforms follow a similar process: first, create a new network connection and select “VPN” as the type of connection. Then enter the necessary settings provided by your company (server address, encryption type etc.) and save the connection. To connect to the VPN simply open this new connection from within your network settings panel and enter your credentials when prompted – again after just a few moments you should be online and ready to work!

Worth knowing

If you want to access your server through a VPN, there are a few things you need to do. First, you need to set up a VPN account with a provider like StrongVPN. Once you have an account, you’ll be able to log in and connect to their servers.

Once you’re logged in, you’ll need to select the server you want to connect to. This will usually be done through the “Network” or “Connections” section of your VPN client. Once you’ve selected the server, simply click “Connect” and wait for the process to complete.

Once connected, your traffic will be encrypted and routed through the VPN server. This means that anyone intercepting your traffic will only see gibberish instead of your real IP address or data.

Worth knowing

If you have Verizon Safe Wi-Fi installed on your device, you can access the VPN by opening the app and checking your connection status. If the VPN is turned off, you can turn on VPN protection by tapping the red Wi-Fi icon under “VPN Status.”

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