Information Technology Services

VPN Service Overview



Dartmouth’s VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a service that makes secure remote access to the Dartmouth network possible by using a point-to-point connection with "tunneling" protocols that keep the connection private and secure.

Quick Access

To get started using VPN please see the information below.

Available to

Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students

Benefits and features

With the Dartmouth VPN, faculty, staff, and students can access network resources from any computer that has an active connection to the Internet. There are two options available:

“Webgateway” provides a web interface that delivers a quick and simple connection option that can be used from any computer or wireless-enabled device. This does not require Java or a full client to be installed. If you just need to securely access a system via a web browser, all on one tab, then you can use Webgateway.

F5 Big-IP Edge Client uses a software client that can be installed on any computer to provide a more robust connection that mimics an ”on-campus” network experience.


A valid Dartmouth account and an active connection to the Internet or Dartmouth Network.

Getting Started

Logging in to Dartmouth VPN website using “Webgateway”:

  1. Open your web browser and connect to
  2. Enter your Dartmouth NetID.
  3. Enter your Dartmouth Password and click continue.
  4. You will be presented with a list of Dartmouth Websites you can access securely.
  5. You will be routed through a series of pages to complete the login;
  6. Enter your Dartmouth NetID.
  7. Enter your Dartmouth Password.
  8. You may also need to answer one of your security questions.

Logging in to Dartmouth VPN using F5 Big-IP Client

Contact Us

Computer and Device Services
Network Access
Last updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at, via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

Information Technology Services