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Off campus access to network shares

To access UConn network shares from off campus you will need to either connect to UConn’s VPN using the Junos Pulse or Juniper Network Connect or your computer needs to have Direct Access installed and activated.  Windows laptops from mid 2014 onwards should have Direct Access installed and activated and will require no special action to connect to network shares from off campus.

Direct Access

If Direct Access is installed on your Windows laptop you should see the Direct Access icon in they system tray in the bottom right corner of the screen; if Direct Access is activated you will see this icon Direct Access Icon , if Direct Access is not activated you will see this icon Direct Access not Active, if neither icon is present Direct Access is not installed and you will need to follow the VPN instructions below.  If Direct Access is activated you should be able to access network shares from off campus automatically, if Direct Access is not activated create a help request and we will activate it on your laptop, in the mean time you can follow the VPN instructions for Windows to access network shares.

VPN

If Direct Access is not installed or is not yet activated on your computer you will need to connect to UConn’s VPN before accessing network shares from off campus.

If you have never connected to the UConn VPN before follow UITS’s instructions to install and configure Junos Pulse.

If you have connected to the UConn VPN previously you can click open the Start Menu, then open Programs -> Juniper Networks -> Junos Pulse and run the Junos Pulse client.  Click Connect on the UConn VPN connection and enter your Net ID and Password when prompted.

While the VPN client is running you will be able to access your network shares from off campus.  If you put your laptop to sleep or shut it down you will likely need to restart the VPN connection.

To access UConn network shares from off campus you will need to connect to UConn’s VPN using the Junos Pulse or Juniper Network Connect.

If you have never connected to the UConn VPN before follow UITS’s instructions to install and configure Junos Pulse.

If you have connected to the UConn VPN previously you can open Finder, and then go to Applications, and then start the Junos Pulse application. Click Connect on the UConn VPN connection and enter your Net ID and Password when prompted.

While the VPN client is running you will be able to access your network shares from off campus.  If you put your laptop to sleep or shut it down you will likely need to restart the VPN connection.