- The Cisco VPN client software. The software (approx 10 Mbytes) is available for download from https://register.it.ox.ac.uk/software.
- An OUCS Remote Access username and password.
For broadband, or when connecting directly at another Internet site, the VPN service is the only option if you need to access certain restricted facilities. Note, however, that you do not normally need VPN to access most library resources (see Library Services Remote Access page for more information)
Full details are on the web pages for the VPN service, including how to install the necessary software.
Eduroam is the newer wireless service, supplementing the older OWL service. This is described in more detail on the Eduroam Wireless page.
OUCS no longer provides a Dial-up service giving access to the University network over standard telephone lines or ISDN. Former users of the dial-up service may be interested in reading about some alternative solutions.
Members of the University can access many Oxford facilities from any internet connected computer once they log in with their Oxford Single Sign-On (SSO) username, for example the Nexus service via the Outlook Web Access interface, OUCS self-registration, WebLearn and Oxford Examination Papers Online (OXAM). Most library resources are also available from anywhere as long as you log in with your Oxford Single Sign-On (SSO) username (see Library Services Remote Access page for more information).
- Accessing some resources via OxLIP (see Library Services Remote Access page for detail)
- Some restricted University web pages (like the OUCS Online Shop)
Facilities on local departmental networks are not necessarily available via the OUCS Remote Access Services. You will need to check with your departmental or college IT information to find whether particular local features are restricted, or whether there are alternative local remote access services.