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The Virtual Private Network (VPN) assists MIT clients with connectivity on and off campus. IS&T recommends and supports Cisco's AnyConnect VPN, a VPN client that works on a wide variety of operating systems and hardware configurations.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff, Affiliates

Benefits and key features

  • Helps resolve a number of issues associated with email, calendaring, Windows file sharing, and other network-based applications
  • Provides a consistent experience using MITnet regardless of where you are connecting from
  • Provides a solution to work through the various port blocks and firewalls that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and administrators have built that often interrupt or prevent legitimate work from happening


Accessibility note: Screen readers must use Internet Explorer to successfully run the web-based VPN service.

Getting started

Students, faculty, and staff can connect to MIT's VPN by downloading the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client and connecting to