Conrad McGarry updated July 14, 2014 at 1:09 PM
- How do I use What is VPN?
- How do I use VPN?
- What is VPN? What is VPN?What are the common uses of VPN?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It enables you a device to connect to UCSD's network, as if you were on-campus.
the device was physically at UCSD.
How Do I Use UCSD VPN?
Instructions on how to install and use VPN are located here: http://blink.ucsd.edu/technology/network/connections/off-campus/VPN/index.html.Common Uses of UCSD VPN
What are the common uses of VPN?
- Network Licensed Software:
- For network-licensed software (ex. MATLAB), logging into UCSD VPN allows the software to access the network license at UCSD while
- Unregistered Machine Needing Wired Internet Access:
- Logging into UCSD VPN will allow users to gain full network access during their VPN session. This is especially useful for short-term guests who need wired Internet. You can use your AD credentials to login to UCSD VPN.
- Accessing machines remotely (i.e. SSH):
- Access to on-campus machines is restricted to only the campus network. VPN is considered part of the campus network.
- Accessing network file shares remotely (i.e. SMB):
- Access to network file shares like network home directories are restricted to only the campus network. VPN is considered part o the campus network.
Guests should use our account request form to request a temporary account.