Off campus? Use AnyConnect
Off campus? Use AnyConnect at http://vpn.bu.edu.
The easiest VPN client for off-campus use is AnyConnect. Because AnyConnect is web based, there is nothing you need to install or configure manually. To use AnyConnect, you simply login and wait for the connection to launch. A light client is downloaded when you connect, and disconnected when your computer shuts down. You can browse the web as you normally would, once the connection has been established.
- AnyConnect is recommended for off-campus use. It will not work as a method of securing the on-campus wireless network.
- If you have Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or newer, you also have an easy-to-use built-in option that does not require any client download
- Are you using the VPN specifically to run Outlook (Exchange) from off campus?
Try Outlook Anywhere instead!
- The light client download can take a little longer the first time you use it, but subsequent connections should progress more quickly.