A Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection will allow you to access the University network from home or from any other location with an internet connection.

Accessing the University network from other locations with VPN

If you are a registered user of the University IT facilities, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection will allow you to access the University network from home or from any other location with an internet connection. This will not work from within the University of Exeter network.

A VPN connection can be used to:

  • Access web pages and other data that can only be seen from a University of Exeter network address.
  • Set up a remote connection to a machine on the University campus.
  • Make information sent between your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the University network more secure.

To use VPN from home or elsewhere, you need:

  • An existing connection to the Internet (broadband, LAN or dial-up).
  • For Windows, OS X and Linux systems you must be able to log on to your computer using an account that has administrative access. For most home computer systems the normal account you use to log on to the computer will have the necessary access.
  • A suitable VPN client. The table below gives links to Junos VPN software and instructions for many desktop and laptop operating systems.
  • Your University of Exeter username and password.

Accessing the VPN Serviceble

The VPN is accessed from this link:

The tables below provide links to download the Pulse Secure client and instructions for setting it up on your machine for specific operating systems.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE - We recommend that Windows and Mac users download and install version 5.2r4 as soon as possible 

Version 5.2r4 for Windows and Mac

Pulse Secure Client Software

How to Connect to the VPN
Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 8.1 32-bit ps-pulse-win-5.2r4.1-b787-32bitinstaller.msi  
Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 8.1 64-bit ps-pulse-win-5.2r4.1-b787-64bitinstaller.msi  
Windows 10 32 bit ps-pulse-win-5.2r4.1-b787-32bitinstaller.msi Click here for instructions.
Windows 10 64bit ps-pulse-win-5.2r4.1-b787-64bitinstaller.msi Click here for instructions.
Mac OS X ps-pulse-mac-5.2r4.1-b787-installer.dmg Click here for instructions

 

Operating System Windows

Pulse Secure Client Software

How to Connect to the VPN
Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 8.1 32-bit ps-pulse-win-5.1r9.1-32bitinstaller  
Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 8.1 64-bit ps-pulse-win-5.1r9.1-64bitinstaller  
Windows 10 32 bit ps-pulse-win-5.1r9.1-32bitinstaller Click here for instructions.
Windows 10 64bit ps-pulse-win-5.1r9.1-64bitinstaller Click here for instructions.
Microsoft Surface Pro Windows 64bit client 5.1r6 Click here for instructions

If you are experiencing issues with the current version of Pulse Secure (v5.2r4)  then please download / install one of these later versions. We recommend you try version 5.1r9 first. If you continue to have issues then please contact the SID team.

Additional Clients Pulse Secure Client SoftwareVersion
Windows 32 5.2r2‌
Windows 64 5.2r2
Mac OS X ps-pulse-mac-5.2r2.installer 5.2r2



Windows 32

5.2r3
Windows 64 5.2r3
Mac OS X ps-pulse-mac-5.2r3.installer‌‌ 5.2r3

 

Operating System Mac

Junos Pulse / Pulse Secure Client SoftwareHow to Connect to the VPN
Mac OS X (Pre El Capitan versions) Mac Client 5.07 Click here for instructions
iOS (iPhone 4, iPad 2 and iOS v 6.1.3 onwards) iOS (iPhone, iPad) Click here for instructions
Mac OS 10.11- El Capitan ps-pulse-mac-5.1r8.installer  
Operating System LinuxJunos Pulse / Pulse Secure Client SoftwareHow to Connect to the VPN
Android (Samsung Galaxy, HTC One) Android (Samsung Galaxy, HTC One) Click here for instructions
Linux Network Connect Version 7.4 for Linux Click here for instructions *
Linux 64 bit  

Click here for instructions

Linux CentOS 6.4 ps-pulse-linux-8.1r7.0-b41041-centos-rhel-installer.rpm  
Linux Ubuntu 14.04 ps-pulse-linux-8.1r7.0-b41041-ubuntu-debian-installer.deb  

 *Instructions are from a 3rd Party Site.

 

Penryn Campus VPN Users :

To access the Penryn VPN service, please use the link.

Please note that once you are logged in, when accessing File and then My Docs, you will be asked to re-enter your username and password. If you are a student then you need to prefix your username with student\  

 

When you connect to the University network via VPN, you are subject to the same regulations and conditions of use as when using the network on campus.

The VPN system will periodically require the installation of security updates or software upgrades, which may require users to update the Junos Pulse client or other VPN client software on their devices.