VPN

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection allows you to access the Amherst network, and the resources on it, as if you were on campus. For example, if you are working at home but want to access your personal network storage on the Amherst userfiles network share (a.k.a. the U: drive), first connect to Amherst VPN then when connected, you can access your U: drive. Similarly, if you are at home but need to access library databases, first connect to Amherst VPN, then you can log in and use library resources. If you need to access administrative files behind the firewall, but you are at home or in a an office not wired with the firewall settings, then you can use Amherst VPN Firewall.

Connect and disconnect VPN on Windows

How to connect and disconnect VPN on Windows. These instructions assume that you have either downloaded and installed an automatic VPN connection or that you have manually created the connection for Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

Reset DNS settings

How to reset your DNS setting on your Window computer after they have been set by VPN Firewall.

Download VPN for Windows

How to set up a VPN connection on Windows using the automatic tool provide by Amherst College.

Remote Desktop Connection to Windows

How to use Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) to connect and control your Windows computer from off-campus using a Windows or Macintosh computer or an iOS device.