Introduction to VPN
What is a VPN?
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. A VPN allows you to use the ISP (Internet Service Provider) of your choice and connect to WPUNJ using services normally restricted to campus usage. It does this by providing a "Virtual" network connection to WPUNJ. That is, even though you are connected to your ISP, it appears that you are actually connecting from WPUNJ.
When should you use a VPN Connection?
The VPN connection should be used when you need to connect to a protected/firewalled WPUNJ network services. These include but are not limited to:
-Logging into the administrative systems
-Connecting remotely to some of the University's Library resources
-Retrieving E-Mail Using WPUNJ Discussion Groups
When connecting to unrestricted services, such as browsing the Web, you should use only your ISP connection and not the VPN connection. VPN is only required for access to protected services at WPUNJ.
Who do I contact for HELP?
Send email to email@example.com
How do I install and use the VPN software at WPUNJ?
In order to use the VPN software you must first obtain a valid WPUNJ Email/user account. The VPN software can be downloaded through the University portal WPCONNECT from the Employee tab and under the Available Application window frame.
- Click here for the New Universal Anyconnect VPN installation instructions.
What are the most common problems associated with the usage of the VPN client?
- Using AOL, CompuServe, NetZero, etc. and any ISP providing a customized proprietary browser.
Disclaimer: William Paterson University is not responsible for any software/hardware failures due to the installation of the VPN software provided..
The VPN software available on this page is for use in the United States and Canada ONLY. It is NOT to be placed on a computer system that will be subject to International Travel. Exporting this software is a Federal Crime. Click here to review the export compliance regulations.