Network Connect Connection Instructions (Windows)

Last Updated: 04/29/2014
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Overview

Each time you need a VPN connection, open the Network Connect application.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • WINDOWS

Step 1

Open Network Connect from your Programs folder.

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Step 2

At the Sign In At: text field, make sure it says https://cuvpn.colorado.edu.

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Step 3

Enter your IdentiKey username and password.

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Step 4

Click Sign In.

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Step 5

A window will open, displaying your connection. Now when you go to a web page or use an Internet-enabled application, your network activity will be routed through the CU-Boulder campus.

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Step 6

Remember to Sign Off when you're finished.

More 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 VPN support page.

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