Using a VPN Connection on Windows when Off Campus

Tags VPN Remote

How To:

  • Install the VPN Client on Windows

Applies To:

  • Staff or Faculty

Steps:

In order to protect university resources and information, Remote Desktop Connection Protocol (RDP) will no longer be supported as a stand-alone connection. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection allows for safe, secure, traffic access to university resources when off-campus. NOTE: You will not be able to test this connection when on campus. 


Follow these instructions to install the VPN client:

1.  Go to Hornet365.com.Go to the tab for your role (Employees or Faculty) and then go to the Downloads tab. Choose For ESU-Owned and scroll down and find the VPN Client. Download the version for Windows.

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2. Download the software.

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3.  Double-click the download or click Run. (this will vary depending on your browser)

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4. Click Next. Accept the license agreement and click Next.


5. Click Install. Then click Finish .


6. Go to the Start Menu, type in Cisco, and then click on the desktop app.


7. When it opens, enter: esu-vpn.emporia.edu OR esu-vpn2.emporia.edu in the box.


8. Enter your ESU ID and password. and click OK.