VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a technology that links a computer to a remote network over an encrypted link. It allows users to access on-campus services from off-campus that are normally unavailable from off-campus. It can also be used when on an untrusted network (such as a wireless network) to ensure that no one can eavesdrop on your network traffic.
The VPN functionality that SUNY New Paltz provides requires the installation of software and various configuration files on each computer where the user wishes to use VPN.
To use the VPN (Quick Instructions):
1.Â Go to vpn.newpaltz.edu
2.Â Login with NPCUID (use default group), and follow the installation prompts.
3.Â When you have connected to the VPN, you will see an icon in the system tray.