Setting up your Home PC

The Configuration settings for your HOME PC will be a little different, depending on the type of OFFICE computer that you’re connecting TO.

Click here if you’re connecting TO another PC

Click here if you’re connecting TO a Mac

Setting up your HOME PC to connect to your OFFICE PC.

  1. Request VPN from HSPH IT – provide ID #, email address, billing code
  2. HSPH will send you an email with instructions for setting up your VPN account (similar to what follows:)
  3. Use a web browser to log-in to http://vpn5.harvard.edu
  4. Download Cisco Anyconnect VPN client
  5. Create tunnel:
    1. Go to Start -> All Programs > Cisco > Cisco Anyconnect  VPN Client
    2. Select vpn5.harvard.edu
    3. Log in with your credentials

i.     User: XXXXXXX@HSPH

ii.     Pasword: Harvard PIN

  1. In addition to the Cisco program, you will also need a remote desktop program to connect to the computer you want to connect to.
    1. In Windows XP go to: Start>All Programs>Accessories and choose remote desktop connection (create a shortcut on your desktop, as you will go to this program each time you connect to your “office” computer). Enter the IP of your “office” computer in the provided box and click connect.
    2. In Windows 7: Go to the Start menu, then search “Remote Desktop”. Choose the FILE named remote desktop. Enter the IP address of the computer you want to connect to. You will also need to enter your username and password of the computer you connect to.

Connecting from your HOME PC

Each time you connect from your “home” PC

  1. Go to the Cisco Anyconnect VPN program, enter your HSPH PIN password, and click accept.
  2. Go to “Remote Desktop”, your IP address should already be there from the initial setup, click connect. You should be taken to your “office” desktop, maybe to your login page.

Setting up your HOME PC to connect to your OFFICE Mac.

  1. Request VPN from HSPH IT – provide ID #, email address, billing code
  2. HSPH will send you an email with instructions for setting up your VPN account (similar to what follows:)
  3. Use a web browser to log-in to http://vpn5.harvard.edu
  4. Download Cisco Anyconnect VPN client
  5. Create tunnel:
    1. Go to Start > All Programs > Cisco Anyconnect  VPN Client
    2. Select vpn5.harvard.edu
    3. Log in with your credentials

i.     User: XXXXXXX@HSPH

ii.     Pasword: Harvard PIN

  1. In addition to the Cisco program, you will also need a remote desktop program.  Download Tight VNC for Windows from: http://www.tightvnc.com/download.php
    1. Install Tight VNC Viewer
    2. Enter the IP address of the OFFICE computer and click Connect
    3. Remote desktop screen will open on log-in screen for OFFICE computer

Connecting from your HOME PC

Each time you connect from your “home” PC

  1. Go to the Cisco Anyconnect VPN program, enter your HSPH PIN password, and click accept.
  2. Open Tight VNC Viewer, your IP address should already be there from the initial setup, click connect. You should be taken to your “office” desktop, maybe to your login page.