The VPN connection is used most when working off campus. This connection will allow you to securely access specific resources that are restricted to the SMU Network. This includes library resources, network storage drives, many applications and all intranet websites.
- You must have an existing internet connection before connecting to SMU VPN
- You can use either the VPN portal (browser only) or download the full VPN client
- Connecting to the SMU VPN allows access from an external ISP to on campus internet and intranet resources (library resources, policies, internal sites etc)
- VPN connections can be established via securenet.smu.edu
Please note: if you are using the AnyConnect VPN client, you do not need to connect to the Web portal as well. Only establish one connection for best results!
Selecting the Appropriate Client
The web portal, located through any web browser, is ideal for quick or occasional use. The web portal can be accessed by logging into securenet.smu.edu with any web browser. Once you have logged in, simply navigate to the desired website or network storage location within the web browser. Only the traffic within the browser window is routed through the vpn connection.
For more frequent use or to use applications that require an SMU network connection, download the Any Connect client. Once this client is connected, all network traffic from your computer is routed through the SMU network.