VPN: Frequently Asked Questions
A VPN gives users a secure way to access university network resources from remote locations over the Internet or other public or private networks. The VPN also encrypts the data that is going back and forth from the client to the resources on our network. This prevents people from eavesdropping on your network connection.
A VPN allows you to securely (via an encrypted connection) access university resources that would otherwise be inaccessible from the Internet or outside of the campus network. See diagrams A and B below for more details.
No. You should be able to access what you need when you dial into the modem pool.
Most users will use the VPN if they have a high speed Internet connection at home. For example, a cable modem or DSL connection. The university does not provide most users with this type of access. Connecting with the VPN client software will allow you to "virtually" be on the university network.
You can download it at https://wwws.richmond.edu/software
Yes. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can use this software from anywhere in the world.
After installing the VPN client and profile you may run the VPN software. It will prompt you for a login which is your NetID and Password.