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UConnect Client

The UConnect VPN client is available for download for several platforms.  The following links provide you with the installation software or app for these commonly used platforms.  

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Mobile device or smartphone users can copy the provided link into their device's browser for quick access to the app for their device.
Only faculty and staff members of the University may download the installers for Windows and MAC.  You will need to enter your CLID and password to download the file(s).

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UConnect (VPN Access to Campus Resources)

University faculty and staff may access campus resources from an off-campus computer using a service called UConnect, which uses Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology.

If you have been using Remote Desktop or PuTTY to access your work computer or other campus resources from off-campus, you will need to sign in to UConnect before you can connect to other University computers and servers.

Before you are able to use UConnect, you will need to request a UConnect account.

There are two options for using UConnect:

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Ethernet Connection

Networking Services maintains a wired network to provide connection to the internet from campus.

Wired connections require a device equipped with a network interface card (NIC) configured for DHCP, or documented static configuration and a CAT 5e or CAT 6 RJ-45 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) patch cable, and registration on the network.

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Network Registration (NetReg)

NetReg is a term used when connecting a computer or mobile device to the UL Lafayette campus network.  It is defined as registering your computer's network interface card (NIC) on the campus network.  It is a security precaution put in place to ensure only authorized users of the UL Lafayette campus community have access to the network resources.

Once your computer has a connection to the network, either wirelessly or wired, the network compares the unique hardware address of the network card in your computer to a list of authorized addresses.

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Connecting on Campus

UL-WiFi provides wireless connectivity on the main campus.  Many of the campus resources are available through UWIN as well as access to the Internet.

OUINET (Overall University Information NETwork) provides connectivity among the computing facilities. Currently all academic buildings are connected by fiber-optic backbone network between buildings and a varied Ethernet wiring plant within each building which has connections to the university's intranet and the World Wide Web (Internet).

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Wireless FAQs

What is wireless networking?

Wireless networking allows users of mobile devices such as laptop computers and personal digital assistants (PDA's) to access a computer network (such as the UL Lafayette campus network or the Internet) without the need for a physical (that is, a hardwired) connection.

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