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Virtual Private Network

A virtual private network (VPN) is a secure connection between a user’s device and internal ECU campus resources. After initial setup, the VPN acts as a secure "tunnel" through which data travels to prevent illegal interception. Users can only connect to resources for which they already have access.

Users might wish to connect to a personal or department Piratedrive or connect to an on-campus computer through the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) (Windows/Mac) or SSH (Linux) protocols within a VPN to access office computer files or complete class assignments.

Student access via wireless on the eduroam SSID provides access to Internet resources, Piratedrive, and forwarding facing ECU web resources like the ECU main website, Blackboard, Pirateport, Piratemail, Pirateprint, etc. For access to additional internal resources students should utilize the student VPN (piratesvpn.ecu.edu).

Approved vendors or non-ECU guests requiring VPN access complete the VPN Access form. ECU sponsorship is required.

Will I still have access to all my resources?

Faculty/Staff access via wireless on the eduroam SSID provides access to Internet resources and internal ECU resources.

Student access via wireless on the eduroam SSID provides access to Internet resources, Piratedrive, and forwarding facing ECU web resources like the ECU main website, Blackboard, Pirateport, Piratemail, Pirateprint, etc. For access to additional internal resources students should utilize the student VPN (piratesvpn.ecu.edu).