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Connecting to the Stanford Network (SUNet) with Windows

End of Support for Windows XP

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This means that Microsoft no longer provides security updates or technical support, and as a result, represents a significant security vulnerability. See Microsoft's Support for Window XP is Ending page for more information.

Employees with Windows XP laptops or desktops must migrate to Windows 7 (Enterprise or Ultimate edition) or Windows 8 (Pro or Enterprise edition) no later than April 8, 2014. The University has a site-wide license with Microsoft whereby employees can obtain the latest operating system at no cost for Stanford-owned devices.

Please contact your local IT support staff to discuss your options. You can also call the Stanford IT Service Desk at 650-725-4357 (5-HELP) for general advice and pointers to your local IT support staff.

Connect to SUNet using Windows 7

Additional information

  • See the Wireless Network and Services page for information about connecting to Stanford's wireless network.
  • See VPN at Stanford for information about Stanford's VPN service. Stanford's VPN service allows any Stanford affiliate with an active SUNetID to connect to SUNet remotely from any available network connection almost anywhere in the world: including from home, from many hotels, and even from within some company networks.
Last modified April 15, 2014