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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 using a supported browser (not recommended - only use if your system does not support the software).