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VPN - Help

The documentation below describes how to download and install, access, and use CU Boulder's VPN options.

Support Area Description
How It Works Learn how a Virtual Private Network works at CU Boulder.
Cisco VPN Client The Cisco VPN client (AnyConnect) is the VPN service for CU Boulder users.
Custom VPN Service A description of the Custom VPN service and instructions for requesting the service.
Advanced Users and Server Administrators

Learn about "Limited" Cisco VPN Service.

System Administrators: find IP ranges for Cisco VPN.

About Your Connection

With this standard connection through Network Connect:

  • Your network traffic will be routed through CU Boulder.
    • You should be able to:
    • Access all libraries resources.
    • Access file servers.
    • SSH, remote desktop, CIFS, NFS
    • If you are unable to gain access to an on-campus resource with this connection, talk to the administrator of that resource. Refer them to the help information on the support page.
    • You can still access your home networked devices, like a networked printer.
    • Access CU-SIS administrative tools from off-campus.
  • Your external traffic is routed through CU Boulder, as well (like GMail and Facebook). Please review the following policies:
  • Your IP address is located in CU Boulder's public IP space.

VPN usage policy

Department of Commerce regulations

  • Use of VPN encryption software is subject to United States Department of Commerce regulations. Learn more about the regulations.