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VPN Remote Connection

Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to make a secure remote connection to EUI's private network, that is internal servers/resources, overriding the normal security restrictions (set up for non-EUI members) by authenticating you as an EUI user.

Once you have connected to EUI's network via VPN, you will be able, amongst others, to access your Personal (G:), Web (W:) and other Shared Areas [1] as well as access Library's E-Resources (Journals, Papers, etc.) like if you were connected on campus.

The EUI has adopted the Cisco VPN Client as means of its VPN connection:



Download, Installation and Configuration

Depending on your Operating System there are different installation files and configuration methods.

Please note that the Cisco VPN Client software is ONLY for use on personally-owned computers/devices: your laptop, home PC, tablet or any computer/device which you have exclusive access to. It must NOT be installed on a public computer/device, at another university/institution or any other organisation (e.g. Internet Café).

Please select as appropriate (note that you will be prompted for a valid EUI account in order to download the client):



I Already Have the Cisco (or any IPsec) VPN Client

If you already have the Cisco or any IPsec compatible VPN Client installed, you can simply add the EUI connection (called IUERadius) by installing EUI's Cisco VPN configuration profile into your VPN Client (tipically via menu Connection Entries > Import).


Using the VPN Client

  1. Make sure you are connected to the Internet (Cisco VPN Client does NOT work on campus: you must test it off-campus to see if installation has been successful!);

  2. Start the Cisco VPN Client via ita icon in Start > (All) Programs > Cisco Systems VPN Client:
    Figure 1: Main Cisco VPN Client window

  3. Click Connect;
  4. Type your EUI username in the format:

    iuedom\your_EUI_username (e.g. iuedom\jsmith) 
    Figure 2: Entering EUI credentials

  5. If you have successfully logged on to our local network, you will see a "YOU ARE IN STAFF GROUP: WARNING! Unauthorized Access is Forbidden !!!" (or similar, depending on your status as EUI member) warning message. Simply click Continue to confirm:
    Figure 3: Warning message

You are now connected to EUI's private network and can access your personal data such as your Personal Network Area (G: Drive) [1] and other internal resources (Library's e-Resources, etc.) as you normally would while on campus.

Please note that access performance depends on the speed of the internet connection used!






[1] = Please note that this is NOT automatic: if not already done, you will also need to configure the connections to your personal areas prior to be able to access them.

[2] = if you are using Windows 10 (any version) please check the FAQ menu.



Page last updated on 20 August 2017