VPN - Installing and configuring the GlobalProtect client

This document contains links to the GlobalProtect installation instructions. A VPN or Virtual Private Network through GlobalProtect from Palo Alto Networks allows UW–Madison faculty, staff and students to access University resources even when they are using a commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP). It accomplishes this by encrypting internet traffic between a home/remote personal or work computer/laptop and the campus network. All traffic from the client is routed through the tunnel with a campus IP address, making that traffic appear to be originating from on-campus.


Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Forest & Wildlife faculty, students, and staff; Hub staff


To install the GlobalProtect client follow the instructions found in the DoIT KB docs linked below:

VPN Portal Settings: 

  • uwmadison.vpn.wisc.edu (requires Duo multifactor authentication) login with NetID and Password. 
  • russell.vpn.wisc.edu, login with NetID and Password. 
If you have any trouble or questions contact us at help@russell.wisc.edu.

Windows Installation Instructions

Mac Installation Instructions

Linux Installation Instructions

iOS Installation Instructions

Android Installation Instructions


Email help@russell.wisc.edu.

KeywordsVPN, install, windows, macintosh, remote desktop, fileserver, access, network   Doc ID93015
OwnerDavid S.GroupRussell Labs Computing
Created2019-07-10 10:54:07Updated2023-12-15 10:34:31
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