Wayne State University

Aim Higher


The Virtual Private Network (VPN) at Wayne State uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, which provides secure communications on the Internet. By using the VPN, your computer effectively and securely becomes part of the Wayne State network regardless of its location.

Available To

Students, Faculty, Staff, Retirees, Guests

Key Features

  • Provides data encryption for extra security.
  • Access to FTP, Banner, Cognos, Windows file shares and more.


No cost

Getting Started

Visit vpn.wayne.edu and login with your AccessID and password, then click the Start button next to the Network Connect heading. First time users will be guided through installation of the VPN client, and clicking this button will automatically launch it in the future.

If you use Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or above or otherwise have issues, click here for special instructions.

Getting Help