Welcome to the George Washington University Virtual Private Network (VPN)

The Division of Information Technology (IT) is pleased to announce an upgraded VPN network. In order to access the upgraded network, please download the new software, Cisco AnyConnect, and enter in your GW NetID and corresponding password (your NetID is the first part of your GW email address before the @ symbol). Once you have logged in, please select to download the appropriate client. Instructions on how to set up the VPN client on different platforms can be found below. 

The VPN allows remote access to many university systems and resources that are otherwise protected from off-campus access. It does this by creating a "virtual" encrypted channel from your remote location back to GW's network.

Instructions for Windows

Instructions for Mac OSX

Download Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

If you need access to a specific VPN Group, complete the Virtual Private Network Access Form. Then submit the completed form to [email protected].

Questions? For questions or to report any problems, please contact the Division of IT at 202-994-GWIT (4948), [email protected] or IT.GWU.EDU. 


Accessing VPN with Two-Step Authentication

GW now uses Microsoft two-step authentication for VPN access. Please click this link to see how to log into the VPN using Microsoft’s Two-Step Authentication.

It is recommended that you use the Microsoft Authenticator app. Please click this link to view the Microsoft Authenticator knowledge article on how to set it up.