If you are not connected by cable to the BMI network, you may need a VPN connection to get access to resources and services within Biostatistics.
Types of VPN connections: Dynamic vs. Static
A Dynamic VPN connections use a dynamic IP address that is selected from a range of available numbers each time a connection is made. The range of numbers is known and recognized as being from campus, so you get the same access as you would get if you were sitting at a machine plugged into the network somewhere on campus (but not on the BMI network).
A Static VPN connection gives you the same IP address each time you use the VPN connection. This allows us to fine-tune your access to resources which allows for greater accessibility and security. You are able to request a Static IP address on your own, however the BCG must request the special access before it can be used.
Typical types of access and the type of connection required
|Activity||Static VPN||Dynamic VPN||Comment|
|Printing||Y||Y/N||Dependent on location|
|Connect to your desktop machine||Y||N|
The system adhara.biostat.wisc.edu is a BMI open login server available with any type of VPN connection (including dynamic) via ssh, and acts as an ssh gateway to the internal BMI network.
Getting Started with the VPN
Gaining Access to a VPN Connection
Any user in the University of Wisconsin system can use their NetID credentials to access a DynamicVPN connection
Setting up your VPN client
Global Protect Client (new change Aug 30 2017...)
Apple includes VPN client software on all of their systems, both iOS and MacOS. DoIT's instructions: Configuring the Native Client.
Server Address: uwmadison.vpn.wisc.edu
Account Name: NetID username
Shared Secret: vpnw1sc2002
Group Name: vpnw1sc2002
Connection Name: WiscNativeVPN-Dynamic
Shared Secret: for static IP, enter: 3crf5byh
Static IP, On Campus network: WiscVPN-OnCampusStatic
Static IP, Off Campus network: WiscVPN-OffCampusStatic
Windows requires the Cisco AnyConnect software to establish a VPN connection. Information on how to install, configure, and connect the AnyConnect software, see DoIT's instructions here: