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Remote Access

This page contains information about the campus Virtual Private Networking (VPN) system, which allows authenticated access to Hood College's computing resources from any location.

NOTE: This resource is currently available only to Faculty and Staff. 

Introduction

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) systems are used to create a secure connection between one computer and another computer or network. When you have a VPN connection established, it's like you have a personal network cable running from your computer to an on-campus location, regardless of where you are or whether you're using physical cables at all. A VPN connection also helps prevent data theft (such as passwords or credit card numbers) when you're connecting from wireless or remote locations.

VPN Instructions

The following links leads you to directions for faculty and staff using Hood Colege's VPN service.

  • Windows XP 
  • NOTE: These instructions were written for Windows XP and assume that you have an active connection to the internet.

    Quick steps:
    1. Connect to the Hood College VPN server (144.175.3.21)
    2. Connect to your files on Blazer by mapping a drive and/or connect to your on-campus computer using remote desktop
    3. Disconnect in the reverse order.
      1. Close your remote desktop session (disconnect or logoff)
      2. Disconnect from the Hood VPN
    Detailed steps:
    • Download Instructions (PDF) HERE 
     
  • Windows 7 
  • NOTE: These instructions were written for Windows 7 and assume that you have an active connection to the internet.

    Quick steps:
    1. Open Network and Sharing Center and choose Set up a new connection or network.
    2. Open Connect to a Workplace and click Use my Internet Connection (VPN).
    3. In the Internet Address field, enter 144.175.3.21.
    4. Enter a display name in the Destination name field, check Don't connect now.... and click Next.
    5. Enter you Hood ID in the User Name field. For security reasons, do not enter your password in the Password field. Click Create.
    6. To launch, click the small network icon on the system tray at the bottom right corner, and pick the VPN connection from the popup list.
    Detailed steps:
    • Download Instructions (PDF) HERE 
     
  • Macintosh OS X 10.5 + (Leopard/Snow Leopard) 
  • NOTE: These instructions were written for Mac OS X 10.5 + and assume that you have an active connection to the internet.

    Quick steps: 
    1. Connect to the Hood College VPN server (144.175.3.21)
    2. Connect to your files on Blazer by mounting a drive
    3. [OPTIONAL] Connect to your on-campus computer using remote desktop
    4. [OPTIONAL] Once logged into your remote desktop session, you can run applications and connect to other resources.
    5. When finished, simply disconnect in the reverse order.
      1. [OPTIONAL] Disconnect (Logoff) the remote desktop session
      2. Disconnect from the Hood VPN server
      3. [OPTIONAL Close the connection to your ISP
    Detailed steps:
    • Download Instructions (PDF) HERE