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VPN - Connect to the Southwest Tech VPN

This document shows faculty and staff how to connect their Southwest Tech issued laptop to the VPN.

  1. Make sure your device is connected to the internet (try opening a browser and going to google.com to verify).

  2. Double click on the “GlobalProtect” icon  in your taskbar (bottom right corner of your screen to the left of the clock).



  3. In the GlobalProtect window click “Connect”.





  • In the box that pops up, enter in your username and password and then click “Connect”.


    Username: Your username that you log into the computer with (e.g. jsmith)
    Password: Your password that you log into the computer with



  • After connecting, the “Status” in GlobalProtect should say “Connected”.

  • After you’ve connected to the VPN you will need to reconnect to the network drives to be able to access them. Double click on the “SWTC-logon” script on your desktop to reconnect the drives.  Nothing will show up on your screen when you double click on the SWTC-logon script.  To verify it worked, make sure you can access your network drives.

  • Logging in After a Password Reset
    If you need to update or re-enter your username and password:
    1. Click the GlobalProtect icon in the system tray.

    2. Click the “Gear Icon” in the top right and then click “Settings”.

    3. On the General tab, click “Sign Out”.

    4. Close the Settings window and try connecting again. It should then prompt you for new credentials.




    Keywords:remote home vacation holiday hotel   Doc ID:82344
    Owner:Jake W.Group:Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
    Created:2018-05-17 14:49 CDTUpdated:2020-07-20 13:01 CDT
    Sites:Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
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