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 The VPN service makes it possible to connect from virtually any computer and get assigned one of the university'​s IP numbers, which makes it look as if the computer connects from inside the university, and in addition encrypts the communication between your computer and the university network, which is something that is important if you connect to the university'​s services while travelling. The VPN service makes it possible to connect from virtually any computer and get assigned one of the university'​s IP numbers, which makes it look as if the computer connects from inside the university, and in addition encrypts the communication between your computer and the university network, which is something that is important if you connect to the university'​s services while travelling.
  
-The service ​requires ​that you log in with your [[LUCAT]] username ​and password. If you do not know your username and password in LUCATplease look it up first.+It is required that the computer already has **a working Internet connection**,​ either via fixed network connection via cable or a wireless network. VPN is a service that is added on top of, and that requiresa working Internet connection.
  
-The VPN service has two different modes that have different uses, and which have a bit different requirements on the computer:+===== Instructions =====
  
-  * **VPN in tunnel mode** -- works with any university services. Because ​this method works with all services, **we recommend that you use this method**, if possible. +Follow the instructions via this link: 
-  * **VPN in web mode** -- perhaps the easiest way to use VPN from any computerWorks from any computer, as it does not require any special software. The disadvantage is that the VPN in web mode is limited and does not work with all university services; In practice, it works only with the completely web-based services.+  * https://​luservicedesk.service-now.com/​support_en?​id=kb_category_en&​kb_category=210e581e0fb52600aa7c7f5ce1050eba
  
-Regardless of the VPN method you use, it is required that the computer already has **a working Internet connection**,​ either via fixed network connection via cable or a wireless network. VPN is a service that is added on top of, and that requires, a working Internet connection. 
  
 +==== I do not want all network traffic to pass the VPN tunnel when connected. What can I do? ====
  
-===== VPN in Tunnel Mode =====+Normally, all network traffic is sent through the VPN tunnel when connected. This is because the university has a number of externally hosted services (i.e. subscription services) that require an LU ip number. Therefore, the default configuration is to pass all network traffic through the VPN tunnel when VPN is active.
  
-VPN in tunnel mode makes it possible to access all university services. Follow the instructions via this link: +If you do not want this behavior, please contact [[LTH Support]] with your request, and we will help you change the VPN configuration of your computer.
-  * https://​luservicedesk.service-now.com/​support/?​id=search_swe&​t=&​q=vpn&​search=+
  
  
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 When you use VPN in tunnel mode, you typically get an IP address in the ''​vpn.lu.se''​ series. This works well for most people'​s needs, and provides access to all the services mentioned above, and more. When you use VPN in tunnel mode, you typically get an IP address in the ''​vpn.lu.se''​ series. This works well for most people'​s needs, and provides access to all the services mentioned above, and more.
  
-If you instead, when connecting with VPN, need to have assigned a particular IP address in the right range for your office or your department, then this is a service that you in advance can request from [[Helpdesk]]. If you do not know if you need such a specific IP address, you probably do not need it. To use this special mode, you will have to install the software **"​Forticlient"​**. On the computers we manage this can be done via [[en:​software_center|Software center]].+If you instead, when connecting with VPN, need to have assigned a particular IP address in the right range for your office or your department, then this is a service that you in advance can request from [[LTH Support]]. If you do not know if you need such a specific IP address, you probably do not need it.  
 +  * To use this special mode, you will have to install the software **"​Forticlient"​**. On the computers we manage this can be done via **[[Software center]]**.
  
-===== VPN in Web Mode ===== 
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-With VPN in web mode, you can use the university'​s web-based services (http). Go here to log in: 
-  * [[https://​connect.lu.se/​remote/​login]] 
  
  
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