Reconnecting to the Stony Brook VPN on a Windows computer

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This KB Article References: VPN
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Last Updated: June 06, 2017


The Stony Brook VPN can be found in the system tray, called GlobalProtect icon  .  The system tray is next to the date/time on the bottom right of your screen on a Windows computer.

You may see the GlobalProtect icon    next to the clock or it maybe hidden in the system tray.  
To reveal any hidden icons click the arrow and then right-click on the GlobalProtect icon 

  1. Click Connect from the menu:
  2. Log in with your NetID and NetID Password.
  3. Next, approve authentification on your Duo Security enrolled device.

If your default device is a call, then pick up the phone when it rings and press any key on the number pad to finish authentication.


There maybe some latency in the connection but you can keep checking back in the system tray.

When you are connected the icon will change from an "x" to a shield 

*Don't forget to disconnect when you are finished.

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