University of Edinburgh VPN

By | 2nd June 2017

university of edinburgh logo

University of Edinburgh VPN

Using the VPN service

Once registered to use the VPN service, you can connect to the service by configuring a VPN client on your device.

Set up VPN access

VPN access is set up through the Cisco AnyConnect SSL client. AnyConnect uses the same protocols as are used for secure webpages and therefore is less likely to be blocked by the firewalls of remote ISPs. It is also less likely to suffer from disconnections caused by poor network performance.

Windows set up for Cisco AnyConnect SSL client

Mac set up for Cisco AnyConnect SSL client

iOS set up for Cisco AnyConnect SSL client

Built-in VPN clients

Although the University recommends the AnyConnect client first, many devices also have a built-in VPN client you can use to connect.

Android

iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Linux (Ubuntu)