Connect to Your Work Computer from Off Campus

On campus work computer MUST remain on when connecting to it from off campus.  When shutting down remote device, DO NOT accidently turn off your work computer.

Accessing your work computer from off campus requires several steps.

  • Step 1: Work Computer Settings: your work computer must be configured to allow for a remote session to take place.
  • Step 2: VPN: your off campus computer must be set up with a VPN (Virtual Private Network) so you can log into WSU’s network.  See information listed below regarding when VPN session is required.
  • Step 3: Remote Connection Application: your home or off campus computer must use an application to establish the remote connection.

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Contact the ITS Technology Help Desk at (316) 978-4357, option 1 for assistance.

Step 1: Work Computer Settings

Select your work computer operating system:

Windows PC


Step 2: Off Campus Computer VPN

Creating a VPN Session is NOT required for several WSU Applications.  For example the following DO NOT require VPN:  Blackboard, myWSU, Skype, TEAMs, Microsoft Office 365, Employee Dashboard, Banner Self Service..

VPN Session is REQUIRED for the following:  access a work computer located on campus, online Avaya Voicemail access, WSU shared drives, Reporting Services, WSU Reporting, and Banner 9 (PROD).

Select your Off Campus computer operating system:

Windows PC



VPN for Phones and Tablets

Apple/iOS: for iPhones and iPads

Android: for Android phones and tablets

Step 3: Off Campus Computer Remote Connection

Select your Off Campus computer operating system:

Windows PC


Contact Information

Technology Help Desk: (316) 978-HELP, option 1, or

 Applications Training: (316) 978-5800 or