Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to make a secure remote connection to EUI's private network (intranet), that is internal servers and e-resources, overriding the normal security restrictions (set up for non-EUI members) by authenticating yourself 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  like if you were connected on campus.
The EUI has adopted the Cisco AnyConnect (Secure Mobility) Client as means of its VPN connection:
Please note that the Cisco AnyConnect 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).
Depending on your Operating System, there are different installation files and configuration methods: please select as appropriate (note that you may be prompted for a valid EUI account, Apple ID or Google account in order to download the client):
If you already have the Cisco AnyConnect Client installed, in order to access the EUI intranet just start the client and/or Add a new VPN Connection) and point it to:
Make sure you are connected to the Internet;
Start the Cisco AnyConnect Client and, if not already done so, type:
in the Connection field:
Figure 1: Cisco AnyConnect Client main connection window
Type your EUI credentials in the format:
your_EUI_username (e.g. jsmith)
in the Username and Password fields and click on OK once done:
Figure 2: Entering EUI credentials
If you have successfully logged on to our local network, you will see the following welcome message; simply click Accept to agree and login:
Figure 3: Welcome message
You are now connected to EUI's private network and can access areas such as your Personal Network Area (G: Drive) as you normally would while on campus.
Please note that access performance depends on the speed of the internet connection used!
= Please note that this is NOT automatic: if not already done so, you will also need to configure the connections to your personal areas prior to be able to access them!
= 64bit version(s) of said Operating System(s) only!
Page last updated on 15 January 2021