IT Services

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure connection that allows your computer to access the University network when you are using wireless connections, or you are not on campus.

Note: Wired ethernet connections in university-owned halls of residence are connected to the University network, so you will not need to use VPN if using one of those.

VPN software allows you to access the following services securely:

  • Library catalogue
  • University staff and student intranets
  • File storage (P: drives)
  • Applications within Faculties and Schools that are restricted to IP addresses on campus

Downloading and installing VPN software

Please note, Android-based mobile devices will not be able to connect to the University's Virtual Private Network.

The Cisco AnyConnect client only works with servers which support AnyConnect clients. The University of Manchester's VPN server is incompatible.

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