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VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a type of network that provides individuals who are accessing their organization's network remotely, via the Internet, with a more secure connection. By installing and using a VPN client when connecting to NYU resources via the Internet, you can ensure that your NYU-NET connection is as secure as it is when you are connected directly to NYU-NET through your office network. VPN is required to access some secure NYU services from outside NYU-NET, such as from your home connection.
Click here or the tab above for information about NYU VPN, including instructions on how to download, install and use it.
NYU-NET Proxy Access
Most NYU services that require secure connections from off campus now use VPN (described above). However, a few NYU services may require you to use NYU-NET Proxy to authenticate yourself as an NYU community member.
Click here or the tab above for information about NYU-NET Proxy, including browser configuration instructions.
Internet Access from Home
If you ordinarily connect to the Internet with a non-NYU Internet Service Provider (ISP), you can continue to do so with NYU-NET. You may also find it convenient to use a broadband connection if you're traveling and want to log in to NYUHome from another computer.
NOTE: AOL's browser is not compatible with NYUHome. You can use AOL to establish a connection to the Internet, but you must use the current version of Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer to log in to NYUHome. Once AOL is launched on your computer and an Internet connection is established, reduce all the AOL windows on your desktop. Next, launch Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari from your hard drive. Using that browser, go to http://home.nyu.edu, and you will be able to log in to NYUHome. For further assistance or if you have difficulty connecting, see the NYUHome FAQs.
Page last reviewed: November 23, 2010