How do I connect to OSU VPN?

If you’re looking to connect to Ohio State’s VPN, there are a few things you need to do first. Make sure that you have an OSU Wexner Medical Center Network account or an account with another approved provider, such as OneCampus. You’ll also need to have the Cisco AnyConnect client installed on your device. Once you have those two items squared away, follow these instructions:

1. Open the Cisco AnyConnect client and enter “” in the box labeled “Please enter your desired VPN server address.”
2. Click “Connect.”
3. Enter your OSU username and password when prompted and click “OK.”
4. When presented with a list of group options, choose “_OSUMC-01 – Staff & Affiliates (256-bit)_.” If this is your first time connecting, you may be prompted to accept a certificate; click “Accept” if so.
5. You should now be connected!

Assuming you are asking if you can use a VPN while attending Oregon State University (OSU), the answer is yes, you can. There are many reasons why someone might want to use a VPN while at college. Perhaps they want to access content that is blocked by the school’s network. Maybe they need to connect to a device on their home network while away from home. Whatever the reason, there are many benefits to using a VPN while at school.

A VPN, or virtual private network, allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the internet. This means that all of your traffic is encrypted and secure from prying eyes. Additionally, it can allow you to bypass firewalls and other restrictions that may be in place on your school’s network.

To get started using a VPN at OSU, you’ll need to sign up for a service and download the software onto your computer or mobile device. Once you have everything set up, simply connect to theVPN server of your choice and start browsing! You’ll be able to access any content that isn’t restricted by your school’s firewall as well as stay safe and secure online.

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If you are a first time user of GlobalProtect Anu, follow these steps to connect:

1. Download the GlobalProtect Agent for your specific operating system from the Palo Alto Networks Customer Support Portal:
2. Install the agent and launch it. The Welcome screen appears and displays the default gateway for your location. If you have multiple gateways available, select one from the drop-down menu or click SITE to view all available gateways and choose your preferred gateway.
3. In the Username field, enter your account followed by password in the Password field then click CONNECT . For example: zyx123@ad.anu.eduau/MyPassw0rd!
4a) Faculty & Visitors – You will be prompted with a Duo Security Authentication popup window asking how you would like to authenticate yourself (see image below).

i) If this is your first time using Duo Security two-factor authentication with GlobalProtect at ANU, you need to activate your device following instructions here: https://servicesguide3loojdzlzc2qo3h5kobgxwz5m5yopjl6xhpciudmeovptidn4ydmuqd4fynq%40mail cl Ugo= . Please Note: if prompted, use your AD password NOT your O365 one when logging into Net ID Self Service page; OR

ii) If you already have an activated device, please select it from ‘What type of device do you want?’ drop down list then click SEND ME A PUSH or CALL ME to receive a login code; Enter that code into ‘Enter passcode’ text box then click LOG IN;

iii) Alternatively, if neither of Push nor Call options is possible or preferable, choose ENTER A PASS CODE option then generate a new temporary code by clicking either Get Passcodes… button (this may require Adobe Flash Player so please install it beforehand if needed), OR by opening Duo Mobile App on your phone – tap key icon next to ANU item then swipe right across ANU entry in My Devices screen to reveal 6-digit codes; back in browser window insert one of those codes into ‘Enter passcode’ text box just generated within last 30 seconds and click LOG IN button;

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4b) Students – You won’t be prompted with any extra security as Two Factor Authentication set up is not compulsory for students **at this stage** though we strongly encourage everyone who can set it up to do so for their own accounts’ protection sake!

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Assuming that you have already downloaded and installed the Kerio VPN client, follow these steps to connect to a VPN server:

1. Open the Kerio VPN client and click the “Add” button.
2. In the “General” tab, enter a name for the connection and specify the IP address or hostname of the VPN server.
3. Select one of the available authentication methods: MS-CHAPv2, EAP-TLS or Password. If you select MS-CHAPv2 or EAP-TLS, you will also need to specify a username and password (which will be provided by your VPN administrator).
4. Click “OK” to save your settings and close the window.
5. Double-click on the new connection entry in order to connect to the VPN server.

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If you want to connect your VPN to WatchGuard, there are a few things you need to do. First, make sure that your VPN account is active and that you have the latest version of the client software installed. Next, open the WatchGuard Client software and click the “Add” button. Enter the IP address or hostname of your VPN server in the “VPN Server Address” field. If you’re using a pre-shared key for authentication, enter it in the “Pre-Shared Key” field. Otherwise, leave this field blank.

Click “OK” to save your changes and then click “Connect.” Your VPN connection will now be established!

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