Off Campus

Remote Connections

Whether you're at home or on the road, there are options to give you connectivity back to Duke.

If you are working anywhere that you have broadband access, you can get to many Duke resources simply by navigating to them using a Web browser. You'll be able to get to Duke wikis and Duke@Work, for instance, by navigating to them and entering your NetID and password just as you do when you are at work. 

Some applications will require that you have a more secure connection. However, if that's the case, you may need to look at:

You may find some of the answers you need about remote connections among our frequently asked questions. If you are unsure what kind of connection you need, check with your local technical support person or contact the OIT Service Desk.

Connect to eduroam

Duke students, faculty and staff can use the eduroam (education roaming) service to securely access the Internet when visiting other participating institutions worldwide using their Duke NetID and password.

The eduroam service provides encrypted wireless network access, without the need to gain guest credentials. Users are required to log in to eduroam.

Visitors to Duke from other participating institutions can use their credentials from their home institution to log in to eduroam while at Duke. They do not need to register as a guest or obtain any Duke credentials in order to use eduroam.

Read more about eduroam and see a map of participating institutions.

To use the eduroam service at another institution, Duke users should configure their machine for eduroam access while on the Duke campus, then test eduroam access before departing. A  (VPN) connection may be necessary for access to some Duke resources while traveling.

Consult these technical specifications for configuration.