Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, once connected, make your device look like it is on a College controlled network. A VPN is useful for accessing applications or software that can only be accessed on site due to licensing requirements.
You do not need a VPN to access most Mohawk applications and services.
Why do I need a VPN to access some software?
Some software has restrictions that could be any of the below and are often combined in many cases:
- College controlled network
- Active Student
- College owned device
- A device joined to our college domain
What do I need a VPN for?
Only for applications and software with one or more of the above restrictions. Examples include:
- Some applications on MohawkAPPS
- Various network licenses
- Various software licenses
What don’t I need a VPN for?
Anything that does not have one of the restrictions listed earlier. Examples include:
- Microsoft Teams
- Office 365
- All Cloud Software Solutions (SaaS)