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What should I use VPN for?

Rather than using VPN, log on to the Southampton Virtual Environment (SVE) to access your University account off-campus. You will have access to your University Windows desktop, including your files and software, from any device in any location.

The services for which connection to VPN is required include:

  • File transfer to and from University filestore
  • Software installation on University laptop computers
  • Licence verification of locally installed software (Microsoft software in particular)
  • Wireless printing
  • Remote access to systems such as HPC and University desktop computers if the performance is not suitable when using SVE


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