How do we increase the speed of international network connection in order to get academic resources more smoothly?

Since January 2003, NCU and NCTU started to share international network bandwidth via UST network. Proxy servers had already been connecting international network using the bandwidth mentioned above, users only need to set up proxy to use this bandwidth indirectly, but if users want to use the bandwidth directly, then they have to set up VPN besides proxy. Currently, VPN service is already available for staff and students (but need to authenticate cc.ncu.edu.tw password first). As for the e-journal, library has already been discussing with the firms.

The purpose of using VPN or Proxy?

The international bandwidth provided by Tanet is often congested. Although ministry of education tried to amplify the bandwidth, it’s still not enough to deal with the demand of users. VPN and Proxy are introduced to solve this problem.

What are the details of VPN Gate way settings?

Available UsersAll members of NCUNCU staff
Domain vpngate.cc.ncu.edu.tw
IP interval211.76.254.2-253211.76.253.2-253
Authentication methodsparc E-mailSparc E-mail (student excluded)
ServerParrot Dual CPU rack-mounted PC

What can I do if I can’t login when setting VPN?

Please retry after you change your password.

How do I set up a VPN connection with NCU?

How do I get NCU library’s digital resources outside of campus?

Please try Ezproxy, a way to connect to NCU network outside of campus.

Besides VPN, Is there any method to obtain NCU’s digital resources form outside of campus?

Staffs can use Ezproxy, a substitute method provided by NCU library to view e-book, e-journal outside of campus. You’ll need your Portal account and password to be authenticated. Please refer to Ezproxy setup instructions for more details, never hesitate to contact NCU library if you have any question.

Do I need to use specific browser or install anything to use Ezproxy?

You don’t need to use specific browser or install anything.

What kind of situation should I use Ezproxy?

If you just want to use resources of NCU library. (Recommended) note: If you link to any premium content (ex: SFX, database…) in NCU library outside of campus, browser will use Ezproxy automatically.

What do I do if I can’t log into Ezproxy?

Please try whether the account and password is correct or not first, you can use NCU portal or Webmail to test them.
If the account or password is incorrect, please contact Computer Center at #57555/57566/57511
If the account and password is correct but you can’t obtain any content from outside of campus, please contact NCU library at #57422/57407

How do I link to international network or digital contents?

You link/get them indirectly via proxy or link/get them directly via VPN. (Please refer to Computer Center VPN settings for more information about how to set up VPN on different OS)