The Northwestern VPN allows you to connect to the Northwestern network when you're off campus. As a member of the Feinberg School of Medicine, you must use the built-in VPN client on your Windows computer to connect to VPN.
Northwestern IT is aware of VPN access issues from China. We tried implementing workarounds by changing our VPN public IP. However, within a few days of these workarounds Northwestern VPN was blocked again by the Chinese telecommunications agency. At the present time, we cannot provide a solution to using Northwestern VPN in China because the Chinese telecommunications agency continually searches for and blocks Northwestern VPN servers. We have heard anecdotally from some people that using a third party VPN service has worked for them, but we cannot confirm which, if any services, will work.
|VPN provider||Windows (built-in)|
|Connection name||Northwestern VPN|
|Server name or address||vpn-nu.vpn.northwestern.edu|
|VPN type||L2TP/IPsec with pre-shared key|
|Type of sign-in info||User name and password|
|User name||<Your NetID>|
|Password||<Your NetID password>|