Static WiscVPN Service

Static VPN for University of Wisconsin Madison

WiscVPN is based on the Palo Alto client named GlobalProtect. The GlobalProtect client can be downloaded either by

  • Connecting to https://uwmadison.vpn.wisc.edu, or
  • By visiting vpn.wisc.edu and following the manual download netid protected link at the bottom of the page "Manual download and install, VPN Client Downloads".

Installing and Connecting

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NOTE: You MUST use a GlobalProtect client when using the static WiscVPN service. You will not get a static IP address if you configure the native IPSEC for OSX, or Linux. You will get a dynamic IP address even if you log in with your username_1.

IP Addressing

WiscVPN will continue to provide the same static ip as previous VPN clients (e.g. Anyconnect.

NOTE: You MUST use a GlobalProtect client when using the static WiscVPN service. You will not get a static IP address if you configure the native IPSEC for OSX, or Linux. You will get a dynamic IP address even if you log in with your username_1.

Filtering

The new service allows for protection of client devices though the use of URL filtering of malware and phishing sites. The policy of what is filtered is determined and implemented though the Office of Cyber security. NO SSL decryption is enabled so no banking and passwords are decoded.

Tunneling

The old WiscVPN service allowed the user to pick either off or on campus profiles as a method to pick either fully tunneling all VPN traffic or only traffic to UW campus resources. The new GlobalProtect VPN service tunnels ALL traffic though campus.

FAQ

What happens if I connect multiple times with my static WiscVPN username?

If you do not log out of the static WiscVPN service, any additional logins to the service will result in your workstation being assigned a dynamic IP address from the non-static WiscVPN service.

How to I know what IP address my workstations got assigned (i.e. maybe I forgot to log out on my work machine and I am connecting in from another computer):

You may view the currently assigned IP address by right clicking on the Palo Alto Global protect client in your tray, and then cliking on the Details tab and viewing the "Assigned Local IP:" from the Connections panel.

Or you can use one of the "what is my IP address" web sites to view what external network sees your computer. Typing in "what is my ip address" in a google.com search will give you that information.




Keywords:VPN GlobalProtect wiscvpn paloalto palo alto static   Doc ID:72998
Owner:Greg P.Group:Network Services
Created:2017-04-28 11:19 CSTUpdated:2018-08-15 10:25 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, Network Services
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