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How do I set up a VPN account (so I can download the EndNote software from off-campus)?

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2014  |  305 Views

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The university VPN configuration changed July 29, 2014

By default, the new VPN only transmits data to Virginia Tech systems; the third-party databases the library subscribes to will not be included. You will have to manually change your VPN connection to send all traffic over the VPN for library databases to recognize you as a Virginia Tech user.

Windows and Mac OS

  1. First, download and install Junos Pulse:
  2. Then, to connect, follow the instructions at Connecting to the Remote Access - VPN.


Sending all traffic over the VPN

By default, once connected to the Remote Access - VPN, only interactions with Virginia Tech websites and services, such as Hokie SPA or WebOutlook, will be sent through the VPN. Traffic to third-party library databases won't go through the VPN, meaning those databases won't recognize you as coming from Virginia Tech and denying you access.

To use library databases, you'll need to send all of your Internet traffic over the VPN. That requires connecting with a different URL which is pre-configured in the Junos Pulse download. Instructions:

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