Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service
The College provides a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to allow registered staff and students to access many of the College's computer based resources from home.
To sign up for the College VPN service you need to use the e-HelpDesk system which should be available via the Start Menu on any computer on the College network. You cannot currently sign up to use the College VPN service from outside College.
If you have already been granted VPN access rights and are seeking help with configuring or using your VPN connection please view the links below.
Instructions for setting up a VPN connection
Using the VPN Connectoid and EasyDrive2
A VPN Connectoid is a program for automatically setting up a VPN connection with the minimum of intervention from the user.
The VPN Connectoid for the Sixth Form College, Farnborough also contains within it a copy of the EasyDrive2 program for accessing resources on the College network over a VPN connection.
The VPN Connectoid displays step-by-step instructions as it runs and should automatically launch EasyDrive2 once an active VPN connection has been established.
Four versions of the VPN Connectoid are available:
- for the 32 bit version of Windows XP
- for the 64 bit version of Windows XP
- for the 32 bit versions of Windows Vista/7/8
- for the 64 bit versions of Windows Vista/7/8
Answers to some frequently asked questions about the College's VPN service.
The names and IP addresses of the College's current VPN servers can always be found here (last updated on Friday 2 July 2010). Your VPN connectoid should update automatically to use the current VPN servers but you may need to adjust your ADSL modem depending on make and model.