Users wishing to gain access to department printers and filesystems from their personal
machines from outside the CS network may utilize the Duke CS VPN to do so. Please follow the
Not all students are automatically added to the VPN. If after configuring the VPN you are unable to login, please contact
the lab staff to request being added to the CS VPN.
Install the Duke VPN
To install the Duke VPN, please log into portal.duke.edu
You will need to specify portal.duke.edu/comsci
, and log in with your netid and password.
After downloading and installing the client, you can authenticate in order to access the CS VPN. You
will then be able to get access to filesystems and printers as you do when connected to the departmental
network. You can access your files using a windows machine by utilizing samba
if using a mac. For more information on the Duke VPN, please see
the following documentation