Remote Access


How do I remotely connect my computer to the Biochemistry Network?
Mac OS | Windows | LinuxiOS Devices | Android Devices


How do I remotely connect my computer to the Biochemistry Network?

Use the UW Departmental VPN with the instructions available below. The Biochemistry UW Departmental VPN should still allow using devices on your local network while connected.


Mac OS

Installation:

  1. Visit the VPN website - https://biochem.vpn.wisc.edu
  2. Sign in with your NetID and NetID password
  3. Download the correct client for your computer
  4. Install the downloaded software

To connect to the VPN:

  1. Open the GlobalConnect software (it will typically be in your menu bar as well)
  2. If you have not connected before, you will need to enter "biochem.vpn.wisc.edu" into the portal address
  3. Click Connect
  4. Enter your NetID and NetID password when prompted
  5. Disconnect when you are finished

Windows

Installation:

  1. Visit the VPN website - https://biochem.vpn.wisc.edu
  2. Sign in with your NetID and NetID password
  3. Download the correct client for your computer
  4. Install the downloaded software

To connect to the VPN:

  1. Open the GlobalConnect software (it will typically be in your task bar as well)
  2. If you have not connected before, you will need to enter "biochem.vpn.wisc.edu" into the portal address
  3. Click Connect
  4. Enter your NetID and NetID password when prompted
  5. Disconnect when you are finished

    Linux

    Installation:

    1. Download the VPN client from the UW website - https://www.net.wisc.edu/vpn/clients/
    2. Follow the installation instructions located at https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/41/globalprotect/globalpr...

    To connect to the VPN:

    1. Use the following globalprotect command to connect to the VPN:
      globalprotect connect --portal biochem.vpn.wisc.edu
    2. Enter your NetID and NetID password when prompted
    3. You can view the status of your connection with the following command:
      globalprotect show --status
    4. You can view details about your connection with the following command:
      globalprotect show --details
    5. Disconnect when you are finished with the following command:
      globalprotect disconnect

    Uninstall:

    1. Uninstall instructions are available at https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/41/globalprotect/globalpr...

    iOS Devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)

    1. Download GlobalProtect from the App Store - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/globalprotect/id592489989?mt=8
    2. Open GlobalProtect
    3. Set the portal to "biochem.vpn.wisc.edu" & click Connect
    4. Enter your NetID and NetID password
    5. Disconnect when you are finished (under Home in GlobalProtect)

    Android Devices

    Since the Palo Alto Android client has issues with different versions of Android OS. Biochem IT recommends using the built in Android VPN client at this time.

    1. Go to Settings - Network & Internet - VPN

    1a: Samsung devices: Settings - Connections - More Connection Settings - VPN

    1. Tap to add a new VPN session and fill in the following information:
      • Name: BiochemVPN
      • Type: IPSec Xauth PSK
      • Server Address: biochem.vpn.wisc.edu
      • IPSec Identifier: BIOCHEM
      • IPSec pre-shared key: UWBiochemVPN1883
      • Username: Your NetID
      • Password: Your NetID Password
    2. Click Save
    3. You can access this from the VPN panel in your settings to connect or disconnect.