What is the UF VPN?

The UF VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows authorized users to securely connect to the UF network from any location, using any Internet-connected device. Once connected, users can access all of the same resources they would have if they were on campus.

The UF VPN uses two-factor authentication for added security. Users must enter their GatorLink username and password, as well as a one-time code generated by their Duo Security mobile app or fob.

If you are a University of Florida student, staff, or faculty member and need to connect to the UF VPN, there are a few things you need to do.

First, you need to have a valid GatorLink username and password. If you don’t have one, you can create one here: https://www.it.ufl.edu/gatorlink/.

Second, you will need to download and install the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client on your device. This can be done by going to https://softwarelicensing.ufl.edu/ and searching for “Cisco AnyConnect.” Once it is installed, open the program and enter “vpn.ufl.edu” into the Connect To field. When prompted, enter your GatorLink username and password (these are the same credentials you use to log into myUFL).
Click “Accept” when presented with the University of Florida’s Computing Policy notice. You should now be connected to the UF VPN!

Worth knowing

There are many reasons why your internet connection may not work when you’re connected to a VPN. Here are some common reasons:

1) Your VPN is blocking certain websites or services. Some VPN providers block access to certain websites or services in order to prevent users from accessing them. This could be for security reasons, such as if a website is known to be malicious, or for censorship reasons, such as if a country’s government has ordered that access to certain websites be blocked.

2) The VPN server you’re connected to may be down or experie

Worth knowing

When you try to cast while connected to a VPN, you may find that it doesn’t work. This is because casting requires your device to be on the same network as the casting target (e.g. your Chromecast or smart TV). Since VPNs create a separate network for yourdevice, it is not able to communicate with the casting target.

There are a few ways around this:

1) Disconnect from the VPN before casting. You can then reconnect once the cast is finished.

2) Use a localcast app such as LocalCast for Android or AirParrot for Mac. These apps allow you to cast without being on the same network as the target device.

3) Use a Chromecast-compatible VPN such asb Tunnelbear . This will allow you to keep your VPN connection active while still being able to cast.

Worth knowing

A VPN connection is a secure connection between you and the internet. Your data traffic is routed through an encrypted virtual tunnel, which disguises your IP address and makes your location invisible to everyone. A VPN connection is also secure against external attacks.

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