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The Virtual Private Network (VPN) client allows you to connect securely from your workstation to a DePaul server. Please follow the instructions below to install the correct client. If you have been advised to use two-factor with the VPN, please see the Two-Factor Authentication page to set this up.
Windows 10 Client
Windows 10 users should download the SonicWall Mobile Connect client from the Microsoft Store. Click here to download instructions on installing and configuring the Sonicwall Mobile Connect client.
Windows 7 and 8 Client (Standard DePaul Image - 64-bit)
Click here to download the VPN client if you use Duo two-factor (most people are using two-factor).
Click here to download the VPN client if you are not using two-factor.Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the Aventail icon on your desktop and wait 30 seconds while the client installs. When the installation is finished, you will see a new DePaul Remote Data Center VPN Connection icon on your desktop.
Double click on the DePaul Remote Data Center VPN Connection icon on your desktop.
Enter your Campus Connect user name and password and click connect.
Click here to download the VPN client.
Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the Aventail icon on your desktop to install.
Launch the Aventail VPN Connection application.
You will need to enter the host name: sslvpn.is.depaul.edu.
You will need to choose the login group that you use:
Mac OS X Client - 10.8 and lower (Mountain Lion and lower)
Click here to download the VPN client
Click here to download the Mac Installation Instructions
Mac OS X Client - 10.9 and above (Mavericks and Yosemite)
To download the Mac OS X client, please visit the "App Store" application on your Mac. In the search bar type "sonic wall". You should see an application called "SonicWALL Mobile Connect". Install the application and then open it. Once the application opens, click "Add Connection". Refer to the instructions above for configuration details.
Click here to download instructions on how to change the "Login Group" on SonicWALL Mobile Connect.
The first time you login to the VPN, the username and password fields may be grayed out. To change this, click on "Connect". Your user name will appear and you can enter your password.