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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

Remote VPN Laptop Setup

Use the directions below to sign-in to the VPN before logging into a PC. You will need the directions if you are logging into a laptop off campus for the first time, or trying to resolve issues sich as the "Windows license will expire soon" error message.

1. You first step needs to be to connect the PC to the internet. Either plug the machine into your network via a cable, or login to your wifi network. When you boot your PC, click the screen and accept the UF computing guildlines message to get to the login screen. The third icon from the right on the login screen will be labled Internet, click it and select your wifi network and login.

2. Once you have an active internet connect, the fourth icon on your login screen should be Network sign-in. If you are missing this icon, you need to download and install both VPN software packages listed under Windows 8/8.1/10+ from this page: https://net-services.ufl.edu/provided-services/vpn/clients/ 

3. Click the Network Sign-in button and you will get the Cisco VPN software popup box. If you are missing the server address, put vpn.ufl.edu in the box. Hit connect, and login with your Gatorlink username and password.

Cisco VPN

4. Once connected to the VPN, you can login to the machine with your Gatorlink username and password.

You only need to do these steps one time, your Gatorlink login will be recognized on this machine when logging in again.