Instructions on how to setup VPN for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android are maintained on the University IT website at: vpn.stanford.edu. This service is available to active Stanford affiliates only.
You can use Stanford's Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to the Stanford network from off campus and appear as if you were on campus, making access to restricted services possible. This can be particularly useful if you need to access Stanford resources like journal subscriptions, or other online resources only available in the United States. There are two types of VPN available:
- Default (split-tunnel) allows access to anything on the stanford.edu domain via the VPN connection, but non-Stanford traffic flows normally on an unencrypted internet connection.
- Full Traffic (non-split-tunnel) encrypts all internet traffic from your computer but may block you from using resources on your local network, such as a networked printer at home. This also allows access to library journals as if you were on campus.