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DescriptionOff campus access to Swarthmore's network

About VPN

For security and privacy reasons, some computing resources are only available when on Swarthmore's campus network and not from any computer on the Internet.  Running Virtual Private Network (VPN) software allows users to access these resources when off-campus.  

Installation Instructions

For more information about VPN and detailed instructions, visit Swarthmore's VPN and Off-Campus Access page.


Windows 8

For Windows 8.1 error 'Failed to initialize connection subsystem', run in 'Windows 8 compatibility mode' (for more details see the post Cisco Anytime 'Failed to initialize connection subsystem' fix)

Mac OS Sierra

If you are receiving "crash errors" when launching the Cisco VPN client, run the VPN cleanup package below:

VPN Cleanup