Making a VPN connection to JCU
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a private network that uses a public network (usually the Internet) to connect remote sites or users together. Instead of using a dedicated, real-world connection such as leased line, a VPN uses "virtual" connections routed through the Internet from James Cook University's private network to the remote site you are connecting from. What this does is allow you to make a secure connection to JCU and lets your machine behave as though it was on the university network, even though you may physically be sitting at a PC on the other side of the world.
For instructions on how to configure your computer to establish a VPN connection to JCU from off-campus choose your Operating System from the list below:
Please Note: That the previous VPN service that connected to the access-gw.jcu.edu.au server will be decommissioned early Semester One 2013. If you currently have a configuration on your computer to that service then please transition across to the new VPN service by following the instructions documented in the link above.
For security reasons you cannot establish a VPN connection to a non-JCU network from on the JCU Campus.