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Setting Up A VPN Connection


VPN, short for Virtual Private Network, is a type of connection from a computer on the Internet (a public network) to a private network (such as Goucher College). A VPN connection allows users who are away from campus to access files usually only available from computers set up in offices, classrooms, or labs in campus buildings.

Follow these steps to set up a remote VPN connection from an off-campus computer.

Before you begin:

  • VPN will only work from off-campus and does not work when connected to the Goucher network on campus.
  • Check your computer to see if Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is already installed. If so, launch this program to connect remotely.
  • A different connection is needed for access to library and research databases. To access the library’s electronic resources from off-campus go to the library homepage.


  1. Open a web browser and go to remote.goucher.edu.
  2. Select Goucher_Network from the Group drop-down list.
  3. Enter your Goucher username and password, then click Login.
  4. The site will automatically detect your operating system and will provide the appropriate download link. Click the Instructions link and read the instructions for the remainder of the process. NOTE: On the last step of those instructions (Step 9), type in https://remote.goucher.edu as the VPN address instead of what’s shown in that picture.
  5. Click the download link and follow the prompts.

If you run into any problems, please contact helpdesk@goucher.edu.

How to access Darwin or Magellan

Need to get to a file stored on the network from off-campus? Never fear!

Before you begin:

  • For faculty/staff workstations, if you are on campus, try logging off and back on again to reset your automatic server connections.
  • If you are off-campus, you must have a working VPN connection first. If needed, follow the steps in Setting Up A VPN Connection. A high-speed cable or DSL internet connection is required.


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