Installing Juniper VPN

  1. Logon to VIP
  2. Click on the Technology Tab and click Software Distribution
  3. Scroll down to Software for Work, Security and select Juniper VPN
  4. After reading license agreement, click on link at bottom to obtain the software.
  5. You will need to enter your Columbia network ID (this is the same as your Blackboard username and password). Click Sign-In
  6. If a pop-up windows appears in your browser, click the Install button.
  7. Install the VPN client. If you get a security warning, click Run.
  8. When it asks if you want to download, install, and or execute software from the following server (Product Name: Network Connect 6.5.0; Software Name: neoNCSetup.exe; Server Name: click Always or Yes.
  9. Once installed, Juniper VPN should automatically connect. To check the connection status, find the icon that looks like a padlock in your taskbar. Double-click on it and you will see a Session window that should say you are connected to You should now be able to access the USC Upstate network from your computer, even when off campus. To finish your session, click Sign Out.
  10. To run Juniper VPN in the future, look for the Network Connect shortcut in your start menu (under Programs-Juniper Networks-Network Connect 6.5.0) or go to in your web browser. On the next screen in your browser click Start to run Network Connect.

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