Connecting to FVTC's Virtual Private Network (VPN)
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The VPN service at FVTC provides access to network resources from off-campus locations.
Once connected to VPN, you have two options:
- If you have a college laptop or device, this will connect you to network drives (such as the O:\ drive) directly.
- If you are using a personal device, this will allows you to connect to your campus workstation via Remote Desktop Connection (RDC).
TO ACCESS THE FVTC VPN SERVICE:
- Look in your System Tray, by clicking on the up arrow (circled) in the bottom right corner
If you see the Cisco AnyConnect Icon -- it is installed on your machine. Go to Step 3.
If you don't see that - Go to Step 2
- Click on your Start menu and simply start typing: Cisco
If you see the following result: Cisco Any Connect Secure Mobility Client-App -- it is installed on you computer, Go to Step 3.
If you don't see that result - click here: Installing the Cisco AnyConnect App
- Click on the icon in the system tray in Step 1 OR click on the app in the Search results from Step 2 to see this:
- Enter in the empty text box: vpn.fvtc.edu
- Click on Connect
- Enter in your User ID and Password
- Enter in your Duo Authentication information
- Click on the Accept banner.
- You can verify you are connected by clicking on the up arrow to reveal your hidden icons in the System Tray.
You should see a small lock by the AnyConnect icon.
- NOW THAT YOU ARE CONNECTED:
- On college devices: Your access to the O Drive and other network resources now works the same as on campus.
- On a personal device: Please go here for your next step: Establishing a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC)
- FINALLY! Please remember to Disconnect -- by going back to your System Tray and clicking on that arrow and then click on the AnyConnect Icon:
- Click on Disconnect when you are done using the session.