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This service makes use of the Remote Access accounts and Cisco VPN service that OUCS offers to all University members. Our wireless access points are configured to broadcast the settings of this service, making it very easy to configure. The VPN application provides all the authorization, encryption and accounting that is required for a wireless network.

The following sections explain how to connect to and use this service on a variety of platforms, but there are some prerequisites. Make sure you have the following before continuing:
  • A valid and active OUCS Remote Access account
  • The Cisco VPN Client installed and configured on your system. There are complete instructions for this elsewhere on our pages. It is highly recommended that you test the operation of the Cisco VPN client with a regular wired connection
  • Newer iPhones and iPods Touch have the Cisco VPN client already installed (the configuration instructions show you how to find out if yours does).
  • For Palm, Pocket PC or other PDA devices there is currently no support for the Cisco VPN Client. There are a number of native (built-in) clients and commercial or non-commercial third-party products that support connections to the OUCS VPN Service. See the Configuring other VPN clients to use the OUCS VPN Service page for more information.

Configuration instructions