Overview

Texas A&M’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to access the university’s network from off-campus. The VPN connection creates an encrypted path between your computer and the VPN server, protecting network traffic from many common attacks that could be used to expose your personal information. Since the server is hosted with the Texas A&M University firewall, a VPN connection also provides access to university resources not typically available from non-TAMU connections. This service is offered at no charge.

Getting Started

Follow the instructions for connecting using the Cisco AnyConnect client. Additional information for Windows or macOS systems is also available.

Note: VPN requires Duo NetID Two-Factor authentication to log in. Using a landline phone as your Duo authentication device? Learn more about the unique steps for phone call Duo authentication for VPN.

**Texas A&M Health VPN Note: If you are accessing the Texas A&M Health VPN only, follow the instructions for connecting through the Texas A&M Health Virtual Private Network for either Windows or macOS using the Cisco AnyConnect client.

Network Installation Design Standards

Working Remotely?

Work from Home Resources

Work from Home FAQs

KEEP TEACHING AT TAMU

Guidelines

If you have network-based access lists that restrict access to your systems from the campus network (i.e., 128.194.0.0/16 and 165.91.0.0/16), you will need to modify your access lists to include 172.31.0.0/16. VPN users will appear to be coming from these networks. If you are doing restrictions by domain name, all of the IP addresses in the these networks will inverse resolve to domain names in the tamu.edu domain.
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