Accessing VPN to Work from Home

Although faculty and staff continue to report to campus for work, precautions surrounding the spread of COVID-19 make it a better idea than ever to be prepared to work from home if needed. While many resources are cloud-based, some are not. Here’s a quick refresher.

Using VPN

A VPN is a secure connection between two networks. It allows you to connect to the NEOMED campus network from another network such as your home connection. Once connected, you have access to resources normally only available while on campus, such as the file shares (S and P drives), Internet Native Banner, etc.

VPN is not needed for cloud-based applications such as Office 365, SharePoint Intranet, and email. If you save your files to One Drive or Office 365 groups, VPN access generally is not required.

Getting set up

Installation of the VPN software usually requires working with NEOMED’s Desktop Support team. If you need VPN access, create a TeamDynamix request by clicking on the “Help Desk Ticket or Knowledge Base​” located on the NEOMED Intranet page.

Not sure If you need VPN? Reach out to the Helpdesk at x6911 or

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