Connecting to your work computer using a personal computer
If you are not equipped with a University-issued laptop and must use a personal device, you may need to remotely connect to your work computer to access restricted applications or files to do your work; VPN can be used to access these resources. Temporary measures have been put in place to facilitate remote desktop (RDP) connections.
- Verify that you have an Internet connection
- Ensure that you have the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client installed on your personal computer by downloading the VPN Client from our website and following the appropriate installation and connection instructions. Test to ensure that you can successfully connect.
- Always leave your work computer on when you leave work so you can access your desktop remotely if required.
Step 1: Get your work computer’s IP address while you are still at work
Step 2: Remote Desktop Connect instruction
Follow the instructions for Windows or Mac depending on your home computer.