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).

    If you can’t find the icon, click the “Expand” arrow in the bottom right corner of your screen to see all the icons in the taskbar.

    If the GlobalProtect icon is not in your system tray, navigate to your start menu search and type in GlobalProtect. Click on the GlobalProtect application to start it.

  3. In the GlobalProtect window click “Connect”.

Note: If it is asks for a Portal Address, enter “vpn.swtc.edu” and then click “Connect”.

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.