Virtual Private Network (VPN)

You must use VPN if you are off campus and want to access certain information systems, such as Colleague. The Service Technician for VPN is Frank Pinkela.
Please contact Frank at extension 4820 or email him with any questions, comments etc.

VPN is for  off campus access certain information systems, such as Colleague.  It is not available for everyone.  To request this service contact the Service Desk (ext. 4266 or email

What do clients of this service need to know or do to obtain or use this service? Directions:

VPN Access is granted by special request only and is not standard part of a standard set up.

How do I get it?

Contact the Service desk at 4266 or a technician will install it for you on your SMC owned laptop.

How do I use it?

Go to where there is Internet connection to your laptop, and click open the VPN software, type user name and password and you get connected back up to campus. Anything you have access to when you are on campus you now have same access from your remote location. The Techs usually install the software and walk the user through using it.

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