While you are abroad, you should be able to authenticate as usual using Duo. If you do not have access to cellular service, you must choose the Enter a passcode option to authenticate using the Duo Mobile app. There are also specific instructions when accessing VPN while abroad, presented below.
- The first step is to connect to the best available wireless network in your current location even if it's an insecure free wireless network in an airport, coffee shop or hotel.
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If you do not have VPN installed, read our guide on setting it up for the first time at the following link:
04-Tunnel (STRONGLY recommended while traveling abroad) encrypts and protects all your traffic. This improves privacy and security, but commercial Internet sites will load more slowly. Use this when traveling, or in public or untrusted locations like coffee shops, airports, and hotels.
hoose the appropriate Group for your needs.
01-Regular encrypts and protects only communications between you and the Davidson campus. This improves your Internet speed but is less secure, so use this from a trusted network like your home when you only need to securely access on-campus resources.
- In the Second Password field, you have one of two choices:
- Type push to use the Duo Mobile app on your smartphone or tablet to approve your login. When you receive the prompt on your smart device, confirm the application and location before tapping Approve.
- Alternatively, you can choose to enter a six-digit passcode. Get the passcode from your Duo Token or by touching the tiny key icon next to the Davidson College entry in the Duo Mobile app. If you do not have access to cellular data, use the passcode option.