What is VPN?
Virtual Private Network is a system that protects data connections, allowing computers to securely connect to one another over a private local area network (LAN). Unauthorized users are denied access to VPN-secured messages (voice, video, or data) by the use of encryption and authentication, ensuring that only the sender and the intended recipient know what is being sent.
VPN is available to UH students, faculty, and staff to help connect to computing resources outside of UH while using mobile computing devices with wireless Ethernet cards (network interface cards) and to connect to computing resources on the UH network while using computers from off campus. Access is granted using your CougarNet account.
After obtaining a CougarNet account, you will need to download, install and configure VPN.
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