Services

Virtual Private Network

Visit vpn.usf.edu to use the Virtual Private Network.

  1. Use your NetID, NOT your email address to login to the VPN.
  2. Point your web browser to https://vpn.usf.edu.
  3. You will see prompts to install various components and/or run Java applets. Please select OK or allow on those prompts.
  4. On the page that appears, select "Start" next to Network Connect This will install, if necessary, and launch the actual VPN client called Network Connect.
  5. You may get more prompts for installs — this should only occur the first time, or when the software gets upgraded. Please agree to the prompts.
  6. You may either see a client window open (Mac OS X), or you may get returned back to the entry page in your web browser (Windows). Windows users should see a small lock icon in their system tray indicating a successful connection.
  7. You can now close your browser window without terminating the connection. Selecting "Sign Out" either from the web page or the Network Connect client will terminate the connection.

Supported Operating Systems and Browsers

Java or ActiveX is required for the installer to work correctly. After logging in for the first time please be patient as the components load.


Troubleshooting