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About Virtual Private Networking (VPN) at BC

Setup Eagle VPN

  • Eagle VPN Setup Instructions (BC sign-in required)
    Starting Sept. 10, 2018: BC 2-Step Verification will be required to access Eagle VPN. Prepare Now:
    • Verify your mobile phone is on your account: Visit bc.edu/manage2step (BC sign-in required) and select “Manage your Devices” or “Set-up BC 2-Step Verification” and follow the prompts to add your mobile phone number.
    • Connect to Eagle VPN on your computer before 9/10: This will upgrade your Cisco AnyConnect software to ensure it integrates properly with BC 2-Step Verification.
    • Set up the Duo Mobile app for BC 2-Step Verification.

When to Use VPN

  • To access specific computers or servers behind BC's firewall. The firewall is a security measure that prevents anyone that does not have a BC IP address from accessing certain things on BC's network.
  • To access confidential BC information from home that should be encrypted (scrambled) while traveling on the internet.
  • To access your campus computer through file sharing.
    Note: VPN is not needed to access your BC email. A VPN connection is also not needed for standard use of the internet and web; this can be done through your ISP (Internet Service Provider) alone.

 

Configuring a VPN connection to the BC network

Important: When you connect to the BC network via VPN, you are agreeing to the University Technological and Information Resources policy, even if you are using a personally owned computer.

Using G Suite Abroad

There are known issues accessing G Suite from certain countries, including China. We recommend you connect to Eagle VPN while abroad. Before you leave the country, set up Eagle VPN & BC 2-Step Verification by getting the Duo Mobile app.

Having trouble accessing G Suite while abroad? Let us know.