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Using the Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Need to access the MHC network from off campus? There’s a tool for that — called virtual private network (VPN). Even if you’re traveling, you can still connect to the MHC campus over the internet safely and securely to access the same resources you normally use on campus.

GlobalProtect is VPN software that allows faculty, staff and current students to securely connect a computer or mobile device to the MHC network while off campus.  

Once connected via VPN, you will have access to all MHC on-campus resources, including licensed software (on College-owned machines), mapped network drives on the AMBR file server, printers, administrative systems and on-campus remote desktop computers.

Using the VPN is easy! Once GlobalProtect software is installed on your computer, connect using the following steps:

  1. Turn on your computer, and connect to the internet as you normally would.
  2. Start GlobalProtect VPN software, and sign in using your MHC user account and password.
  3. Minimize the GlobalProtect app so it continues to run in the background.

Now, you have a secure connection back to campus and can access all the resources and services you normally would while on campus.