Virtual Private Network (VPN)

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. VPN allows for a temporary encrypted connection to UNLV's network across the internet. This link allows the transfer of information and data securely, giving access to campus resources that would otherwise be inaccessible. When connected to VPN, all internet traffic is routed via the campus network.

The UNLV VPN is used by faculty and staff who need remote access to UNLV desktops on campus, as well as access to UNLV websites and systems that are not accessible from off campus.

Connecting to VPN should only be done when necessary

When using the VPN, all network traffic on your device is routed to UNLV first, and then the Internet. This will likely cause your Internet speeds to drop and cause some pages to take longer to load as all traffic must pass though the UNLV network.

Connecting to the VPN is not required for the following tasks:

  • Accessing X and Y Drives using Rebelfiles
  • Accessing Workday, WebCampus, UNLVMail/Rebelmail, or Library databases
  • Using RebelApps (VMware Horizon) to connect to campus computers
  • Joining Webex sessions

Connecting to the VPN is required for the following tasks:

  • Accessing specific servers, databases, or applications on campus
  • Connecting to your office desktop using Microsoft Remote Desktop

There are a limited number of VPN licenses available shared across all of campus. OIT requests users that users refrain from using the VPN when not required, and disconnect when it is no longer needed.

Requesting VPN Access

All customers must request VPN access before they can use the VPN. Please submit a request to the IT Help Desk.

Installing and Connecting to VPN

Once access has been approved, you will need to download the VPN client for your device.

Need Additional Help?

For additional assistance, please visit the Network and Wireless Connectivity knowledge base for additional articles or select a Related Service to submit a support ticket. You can also contact the IT Help Desk.


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