Delete a VPN Connection

These instructions assume that you have an existing connection to one of the College's VPN services that you need to delete.

Set up VPN on an Android Device

This document outlines how to set up an Amherst VPN connection on an Android device. Because of variations across manufacturers and Android versions, what you see may not match these instructions exactly.

Set Up Amherst VPN on a Mac

Some Amherst College resources require that you use a Virtual Private Networking (VPN) connection in order to access them. This article describes how to set up such a connection on a Macintosh computer. 

Note: We only support MacOS 10.6 and newer versions of the MacOS.

We have three VPN servers: Be sure you set up to connect to the one appropriate for your needs.


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.