VPN (Virtual Private Network)

What is a VPN?

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. VPN allows for a temporary encrypted connection to UNLV's network across the internet. This link allows the transfer of information and data securely, giving access to campus resources that would otherwise be inaccessible. When connected to VPN, all internet traffic is routed via the campus network.

The UNLV VPN is used by faculty and staff who need remote access to UNLV desktops on campus, as well as access to UNLV websites and systems that are not accessible from off campus.

Accessing the VPN Service

Users requiring VPN access must contact the OIT Help Desk to have this service enabled. After access is enabled, you will use your ACE username and password to log into the VPN service through the VPN client. If you are not a UNLV student or employee and need access, or do not know your ACE username or password, please contact the OIT Help Desk.

Download the Junos Pulse VPN Client

Installation and Use of​ the Junos Pulse VPN Client

Windows

To Install and Connect

  1. Install the Junos Pulse client after downloading from the links above
  2. During the install, keep all settings the same and just press Next> until the process is complete.
  3. Run Junos Pulse from "Start > All Programs > Juniper Network > Junos Pulse"
  4. Once Junos Pulse is open, click on the + sign to make a new connection
    • Type: UAC or SSL-VPN
    • Name: Create a name – UNLV VPN
    • Server URL: vpn.unlv.edu
    • Click "connect" once you're finished
  5. Enter your UNLV ACE Account username and password when prompted.
  6. Once connected, feel free to close the client, it will continue to run in the background.

To Disconnect

  1. When you’d like to disconnect, you can reopen Junos Pulse and select “Disconnect” on UNLV VPN, or you can find Pulse on your taskbar and disconnect from there.

Mac

To Install and Connect

  1. Install the Junos Pulse client after downloading from the links above
  2. During the install, keep all settings the same and just press Next> until the process is complete
  3. Run Junos Pulse from your "Applications" folder
  4. Once Junos Pulse is open, click on the + sign in the bottom left to make a new connection
    • Name: UNLV VPN
    • Server URL: vpn.unlv.edu
    • Click “Add” to save the connection
  5. You’ll return to the main screen, click “Connect” to enable the connection.
  6. You’ll be prompted for your UNLV ACE username and password.
  7. Once connected, feel free to close the client, it will continue to run in the background.

To Disconnect

  1. When you’d like to disconnect, you can reopen Junos Pulse and select “Disconnect” on UNLV VPN, or you can find Pulse on your menu bar and disconnect from there.

iOS

To Install and Connect

  1. Install the Junos Pulse client for iOS (see link above)
  2. When install completes navigate to the Junos Pulse App on your iOS device
  3. Scroll to the bottom and Accept the EULA
  4. Enable the Junos Pulse App
  5. Select Configuration
  6. Add the following configuration:
    • Name: UNLV
    • URL: vpn.unlv.edu
    • Username: ACE Username
  7. Tap the Save button
  8. Tap the Connect button
  9. Log into VPN with your ACE account
  10. Tap the Sign In button
  11. Press the Home button
  12. You will notice the VPN notification in the upper left corner of your device indicating all internet traffic on your phone is being routed via the UNLV network. You are now connected to VPN.

Android

To Install and Connect

  1. Install the Junos Pulse client for Android (see link above)
  2. When install completes navigate to the Junos Pulse App on your Android device
  3. Accept the End User License Agreement that appears when the app first launches.
  4. Press the Add Connection button
  5. The New Connection screen will appear. Fill out the fields as follows:
    • Connection Name: UNLV
    • URL: vpn.unlv.edu
    • Username: ACE Username
  6. Press Create Connection
  7. Press the Connect button.
  8. Check the "I trust this application box" and press OK.
  9. Enter your ACE Username and Password and press Sign In.
  10. Status should now display as "Connected." A small key icon will also appear in the upper left hand corner of your screen indicating a VPN connection.