What is a VPN
The VPN or Virtual Private Network, allows you to access SECS network resources from outside the OU network. For A list of what and what can not be accessed from offsite see
While we make our best effort to provide remote access services to SECS users, by the very nature of remote access it is inherently unreliable. In addition we have a 50 concurrent user cap that may be reached during peak usage time. Our stated goal is to achieve 98% availability. Also while we will provide a troubleshooting guide
and basic troubleshooting help through our issue tracking system, it is the end user's responsibility to get the vpn working on their own machine.
Connecting to the SSL VPN
There are two methods for connecting to the new VPN. Web browser and using a native client.The old pptp method is no longer available (that server has been retired). The Native Client method is the recommended method.
Download and install the client for your operating system.
Use remote.secs.oakland.edu as the hostname for the VPN server
Select SECS as your login group
Web Browser Access Method
The SSL is web based. That means all you need to do to access the VPN is login with your SECS account to the website remote.secs.oakland.edu
. After you press "log in" follow the prompts to run and install the VPN client software. Once the install is completed you should see "Acess: Full Network Access" on the top bar. As long as you leave the browser open, you will be connected to the SECS network.
In addition to providing tunel network access the VPN website also provides an easy way to download and upload to your SECS network drive
| Windows xp, vista, 7, 8
|IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, Firefox, Safari
| Apple IOS
|| Sonicwall Mobile connect connect
||Available from Android Market