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Remote access VPN allows remote computers to behave as though they are directly attached to the campus network infrastructure. While connected, resources only available to computers directly connected to the campus network are accessible.

General instructions

Rutgers VPN uses the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Application. Learn how to get started below, if you are already registered.

Download VPN software

Visit the Rutgers Software Portal to download the Cisco AnyConnect software. NetID login required.


Get help with common questions and issues in our FAQ.

VPN client installation instructions for your device or OS

The following materials are available at the Knowledge Base within the Rutgers IT Help portal.

Apple Computers

Rutgers offers several methods to establish VPN connectivity on devices running Mac OSX.

Windows computers

Users can access the VPN via the SSL VPN portal or by installing the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

VPN for iOS

See steps on how to access the VPN for devices running iOS, Apple's Mobile Operating System.

VPN for Linux

Instructions to establish VPN connectivity on the Linux OS have been tested with Red Hat and Ubuntu.

VPN for Android

See instructions on how to install and use the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Application on Android devices.

Help and support

If you're having trouble connecting, please contact the OIT Help Desk.