Information Technology Solutions

Information Technology Solutions


VPN allows you to remotely access College resources that are not accessible outside the Corporate network.

What is a VPN?

VPN is an abbreviation for Virtual Private Network, which is a network that provides secure remote access to an enterprise network.

Why should I use VPN Client software?

VPN Client software allows you to connect to the RRC Polytech network from an off‑campus computer over the Internet using your College log on credentials. It also provides extra security by encrypting data to and from your computer.

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Where do I get the VPN Client software?

RRC Polytech uses the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. The client should already be installed on your laptop.

How do I establish VPN connectivity?

You must already be connected to the Internet through an Internet Service Provider (such as Shaw, Bell, or Bell MTS) and have the Cisco Secure Client (formerly known as Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client) installed on your laptop. If both of these apply, click Cisco Secure Client in the system tray at the bottom right‑hand corner of your taskbar, and then click Connect.

I need to work from home or outside the College, how do I access my VPN account?

Log on to your College issued computer with your College log on credentials, and then click Access VPN with a non-College laptop..

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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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