VPN Setup Guide

Remotely connect into your office computer VPN Web Access & Remote Desktop

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection provides a higher level of data security than is offered by a standard home internet connection alone. “NetExtender,” developed by SonicWALL, is the VPN application utilized to gain access to NSCC network systems by off campus devices. This pre-configured application is downloaded, installed, and all subsequent connections are gained through the same NSCC website listed in the instructions below.

Setup VPN Connection Software

Open a web browser and type “https://VPN.nscc.edu” into the address bar. I am using Chrome in the examples below.

On this page please enter your Username and Password.

This is typically your Lastname_FirstNameInitial and your password is the same as the one you use for my.nscc.edu / email / computer.

  • Username: Smith_J
  • Password: ********

1.) Click on NetExtender

2.) Click on Download

In the new window under NetExtender Clients

3.) Click on Windows.exe

After clicking on Windows.exe 

4.) Click on the newly Downloaded file.

Once you click on the downloaded file A new window will open.

5.) Click on Run

6.) Click on [ Next ]

7.) Tick ( I accept the terms of the License Agreement )

8.) Click on [ Next ]

9.) Click on [ Next ]

Make sure that all the tick boxes are checked.

10.) Click on [ Next ]

Make sure the tick box is checked to ( Run SonicWall NetExtender )

11.) Click on [ Finish ]

NetExtender is now installed and ready for use. You will have an icon for it on your desktop and the program should now be open.

Within the NetExtender window we will now fill in the proper information needed to connect. 

1.) Server: vpn.nscc.edu

2.)Username: your Lastname_FirstNameInitial

3.)Password: your password is the same as the one you use for my.nscc.edu / email / computer.

4.) Domain: administration

5.) Click on [ Connect ]

You should now be connected. If you are seeing a screen like this. 
If you have any issues with the connection please contact the Help Desk with the button at the bottom of this page.

Accessing your work computer over VPN

1. ) Click on the search glass in the bottom left of your screen.

2.) Search for : Remote Desktop Connection

3.) Click on [ Open ]

3.) Enter your computer tag number or ip address

4.) Click on [ Connect ]

If you are unsure of what your computer tag number or ip address is please contact the Help Desk with the button at the bottom of this page.

5. Please enter your Username and Password. 

Username: administration\your Lastname_FirstNameInitial

Password: your password is the same as the one you use for my.nscc.edu / email / computer.

Please also note at time time you can also use your full nscc email address as your username.

6.) Click on [ OK ]

At this time you should now be connected to VPN and also connected to your Remote work computer at NSCC.

If you have any issues with the connection please contact the Help Desk with the button at the bottom of this page.