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FAQ/ Network/ VPN

Why use the VPN? What is it for?

The Campus VPN Service allows CalNet ID authenticated users to connect to the UC Berkeley network from outside of campus, as if they were on campus and encrypts the information sent to the network.

Previously, IST hosted a separate instance which allwed access using EECS usernames and passwords. The EECS VPN service ended on August 12, 2009.

You may want to use a VPN connection if:

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