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Off-Campus VPN Network Access

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While off-campus Knox College users can access campus network computer services including department servers, home accounts, and the registrar, via a virtual private network (VPN) connection.

Note: These instructions will not work when you are on campus.

Accessing the Network

  1. Using your Web browser, go to
  2. loginOn the log-in screen (screenshot at right), enter your standard network username and password
  3. Select your group from the pop-up menu:
  4. Click Login.

Available Network Services

Once logged in you will see the screen below. The options will vary depending on the group (faculty, staff, or student) you are a member of.


Home and Browse Network
You will be provided with servers that you have access to including "Departments", "Euclid", and "Faculty/Staff/Student Home Accounts". Click the link to the destination you want to browse, then click through the hierarchy to the file you want to access. If the link to the destination is not present, there are further instructions on the VPN screen. You may then copy files from/to your home computer to the directory you selected (with appropriate permissions). From the "Browse Network" link you may also "Browse all Networks" as you would on campus.

Any Connect 
You will find a download button to install "Any Connect". Once "Any Connect" is installed you will find it in your program list on Windows and in Applications on Mac.  Once the app is installed you can launch it, you will be prompted to log in and once connected your computer will have access to resources inside the Knox Firewall as if you are on campus.

Terminal Servers 
This allows you to establish a Remote Desktop connection to a computer/server on the Knox Network . Your office computer will need to be configured to allow remote connections, and be left powered on. If you currently connect to your office computer using remote desktop from home you will now be able to use this link. Terminal Servers currently works to connect from your off-campus PC or Mac to a Windows PC on campus.


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Printed on Sunday, May 03, 2015

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