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UConnect Client

The UConnect VPN client is available for download for several platforms.  The following links provide you with the installation software or app for these commonly used platforms.  

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UConnect (VPN Access to Campus Resources)

University faculty and staff may access campus resources from an off-campus computer using a service called UConnect, which uses Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology.

If you have been using Remote Desktop or PuTTY to access your work computer or other campus resources from off-campus, you will need to sign in to UConnect before you can connect to other University computers and servers.

Before you are able to use UConnect, you will need to request a UConnect account.

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Ethernet Connection

Networking Services maintains a wired network to provide connection to the internet from campus.

Wired connections require a device equipped with a network interface card (NIC) configured for DHCP, or documented static configuration and a CAT 5e or CAT 6 RJ-45 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) patch cable, and registration on the network.

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Network Registration (NetReg)

NetReg is a term used when connecting a computer or mobile device to the UL Lafayette campus network.  It is defined as registering your computer's network interface card (NIC) on the campus network.  It is a security precaution put in place to ensure only authorized users of the UL Lafayette campus community have access to the network resources.

Once your computer has a connection to the network, either wirelessly or wired, the network compares the unique hardware address of the network card in your computer to a list of authorized addresses.

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