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Research & Writing: Off-Campus Access - VPN & OhioLINK Authentication

Kent State Stark - VPN Download Information

Download the VPN (Virtual Private Network) to gain off-campus access Kent State University's collection of electronic library resources. The benefit of using the VPN, as opposed to the OhioLINK Authentication method (explained below) is that, once installed and running, your computer will act as if it is on-campus, and you will have access to all licensed resources. Instructions and step-by-step screenshots can be found at Information Services's Tech Help Center:

Follow these links in order to download the VPN:

  1. Installation and connection instructions for Windows

  2. Installation and connection instructions for Mac OS X

  3. Instructions for setting up the VPN for iOS mobile devices

  4. Instructions for setting up the VPN for Linux systems

 

VPN Troubleshooting

Visit Kent State University's technology support page for a list of common vpn technology issues and how to solve them.

Questions?

Visit Kent State University's technology support page for a list of frequently asked questions.

Contact Network Services if you are experiencing issues.

Kent State Stark - OhioLINK Authentication

Kent State University users can also access resources off-campus by using OhioLINK's authentication.  You will only be able to access resources with the OhioLINK icon through this method.  As opposed to the VPN, you will not need to install any software, however, you will only have access to resources licensed through OhioLINK. You will need your Banner ID number to authenticate. 

OhioLINK Authentication