Services: VPN Installation and Use (GlobalProtect)

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In order to access your Shared Drives from your computer or device from an off-campus location, you must connect to our network via a VPN.

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Installing GlobalProtect on University Windows Computers

  1. Click the Start button in the lower left corner.
  2. Type Software Center.
  3. Open Software Center.
  4. In the search field, type Global Protect.
  5. Click Global Protect.
    Type Global Protect and Click icon
  6. Click Install.
    Click install
  7. Once GlobalProtect is installed, it will start up automatically.
  8. Type pa.uwec.edu into the Portal field and click Connect.

  9. Sign in again using your university username and password.
    our username will automatically be saved.
    Enter login credentials
  10. To connect or disconnect to the VPN, click the arrow to bring up the tray.

  11. Right click the VPN icon.
  12. Select the correct option.
    Disconnect or reconnect

Installing GlobalProtect on Personal Windows Computers

In order to access your university files and documents off campus, you need to use a VPN.

  1. Navigate to https://pa.uwec.edu.
  2. Login using your university username and password.
  3. Click the link that best fits your computer.
    Click the link
  4. Install the program.
  5. Type pa.uwec.edu into the Portal field.
  6. Click Connect.
  7. Sign in again using your university username and password.
    Your username will automatically be saved.
    Enter login credentials
  8. To connect or disconnect to the VPN, click the arrow to bring up the tray.
  9. Right click the VPN icon.
  10. Select the correct option.
    Disconnect or reconnect

Once you are connected to the university's network, you can access your files by following the directions in the Network Drives Overview article.

Moving GlobalProtect to the Windows Taskbar

GlobalProtect will automatically be in your system tray once it is installed. You can move this to your taskbar so you can easily connect or disconnect to UW-Eau Claire's network.

Method 1

  1. Click the up arrow.
    Click the up arrow
  2. Click and hold the GlobalProtect icon.
    GlobalProtect icon
  3. Drag it to the Taskbar.
    GlobablProtect on the Taskbar

Method 2

  1. Right-click the up arrow.
    Righ-click the up arrow
  2. Select Taskbar settings.
    Select Taskbar settings
  3. Click Select which icons appear on the taskbar.
    Select which icons appear on the taskbar
  4. Click the slider next to GlobalProtect client to turn it on.
    click the slider

    GlobalProtect will appear in the Taskbar.
    GlobablProtect on the Taskbar

Installing GlobalProtect on University Macs

  1. Select Applications from the Go menu.
    Select Applications
  2. Click Self Service.
    Click Self Service
  3. Login using your University username and password.
    Login
  4. Click Install.
  5. Type pa.uwec.edu into the Portal field.
  6. Click Connect.
  7. Login using your University username and password.
  8. Click Connect.
    Click Connect
    NOTE: Whenever you log off or shut down your Mac, you will have to relaunch GlobalProtect.
  9. Select Applications from the Go menu.
  10. Select GlobalProtect.
    Open GlobalProtect
  11. Click the GlobalProtect icon in the menu.
  12. Select Connect.
    Select Connect
  13. Type your password.
    NOTE: Your username will automatically be saved.
  14. Click Connect.
    Click Connect

Installing GlobalProtect on Personal Macs

In order to access your university files and documents off campus, you need to use a VPN. Once you are connected to the university's network, you can access your files by following the directions in the Network Drives Overview article.

  1. Navigate to https://pa.uwec.edu.
  2. Login using your university username and password.
  3. Click Download Mac 32/64 bit GlobalProtect agent.
    Click Download for Mac
  4. Install the program.
  5. (Optional) If you see the System Extension Blocked error message, click Open Security Preferences.
    Open Security Preferences
  6. (Optional) In Security Preferences, click Allow to unblock Pal Alto Networks.Click Allow
  7. Type pa.uwec.edu into the Portal field.
  8. Click Connect.
  9. Sign in again using your university username and password.
    Your username will automatically be saved.
    Click Connect
    NOTE: Whenever you log off or shut down your Mac, you will have to relaunch GlobalProtect.
  10. Select Applications from the Go menu.
  11. Select GlobalProtect.
    Open GlobalProtect
  12. Click the GlobalProtect icon in the menu.
  13. Select Connect.
    Select Connect
  14. Type your password.
    NOTE: Your username will automatically be saved.
  15. Click Connect.
    Click Connect

Installing GlobalProtect on Mobile Devices

In order to use GlobalProtect, you need to install the respective apps.

Android

  1. Download GlobalProtect from the Play Store.
  2. Launch GlobalProtect.
  3. Type pa.uwec.edu into the Portal field and tap Connect.
    Android tap Connect
  4. Login using your university username and password and tap Connect.
    Login to Android
  5. Tap OK at the Connection request screen.
    Tap ok at the connection
  6. Tap Connect.
    NOTE: To disconnect, tap Disconnect.

iPhone

  1. Download GlobalProtect from the App Store.
  2. Launch GlobalProtect.
  3. Type pa.uwec.edu into the Portal field and tap Connect.
    Type pa.uwec.edu
  4. Login using your university username and password.
    Login
  5. Tap OK at the Connection request screen.
  6. Tap Connect.
    NOTE: To disconnect from the VPN, tap Disconnect.

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