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When to use the VPN network service

When you connect to the VPN network service you create a secure connection to the University of Warwick campus network. All your network traffic is sent though this connection making it appear as if you are connected directly to the university network regardless of where you are actually connecting from.

As a result, the VPN network service is best utilised in the following circumstances;

  • You want to use the wireless hotspot service securely. (You will need to login to the wireless hotspot service before establishing a secure connection via the VPN network service)
  • You want to access internal network resources not available directly externally.
  • You want to access Janet or Internet resources which are limited to domains