Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Brown University's Virtual Private Network (VPN) connects you to the Brown network when you're off campus. You might use VPN because:

  • you need to use campus-limited web resources such as "keyed" software or library resources
  • you want a more secure connection to the internet when you're on an open wifi network

Request this Service

If you are eligible for VPN (Brown faculty / staff / students / some affiliates), you can connect in one of two ways: by downloading the VPN client from Brown's software page (recommended) or visiting http://vpn.brown.edu using a supported browser (not recommended - only use if your system does not support the software).

Available for

Students
Faculty
Staff