Beta Static WiscVPN Service

Campus Beta VPN Static WiscVPN Replacement service

Static WiscVPN GlobalProtect VPN (beta)

Campus Beta Static VPN WiscVPN Replacement service

Replacement Static WiscVPN BETA Service

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Static WiscVPN service will be replaced with a new remote access VPN service scheduled for the end of summer 2017 after the dynamic VPN service is migrated.

The new service is based on the Palo Alto client named GlobalProtect.

The GlobalProtect client can be download either by

1. Connecting and to
2. By visiting and following the manual download netid protected link at the bottom of the page "
Manual download and install, VPN Client Downloads".

Early migration to the service is only possible in blocks of four IP addresses due to technical limitations, so if you want to migrate early the other 3 adjacent static IP address users must agree to migrate early.

Connecting  to the new static BETA service:

For Windows, right click on the lower right tray and find the small globe looking icon.

Right click on the Global Protect icon and select Connect.

In the Portal input box use:
Use your Netid with the appended underscore username (i.e. _1... _2)  and password to connect to the service.

IP Addressing

The IP address space for clients using the static GlobalProtect VPN service will not change


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.  


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.

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 search will give you that information or other sites such as

Keywords:VPN GlobalProtect wiscvpn paloalto palo alto static   Doc ID:72998
Owner:Greg P.Group:Network Services
Created:2017-04-28 12:19 CDTUpdated:2017-05-25 09:42 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, Network Services
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