VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows you to access Philadelphia University's servers remotely using a Windows-based PC or a Macintosh.
You can access your home directory, Artemis and other resources. Please follow these steps to connect to the Philadelphia University network. If you have any difficulties, be sure to confirm your correct password, and disable any firewalls or security software that may be blocking the connection.
1.  Connect to the Internet.
2.  Open a web browser and go to http://vpn.philau.edu.
2.  Login with your University log in. This would be:
Username: same as WebAdvisor
Password: same as WebAdvisor
Domain: STUDENT or PHILACOL (for faculty and staff)
(Note: If no Domain option exists, you may need to express your username as STUDENT\username or PHILACOL\username.)
3. Once you are at the new page, click on the link for "NetExtender".
4. Follow the instructions to install.
5. You will now have a little gray "N" in the area next to where your clock is located on the taskbar.
6. Double-click the "N".
7. A new window will open. Type your username, password and domain and click connect.
8. You will know you are successfully connected when you the window changes to one with three tabs saying "Status, Routes, DNS" and there is a small button at the bottom to disconnect.
9. You are now connected to the University via the NetExtender VPN.  You can work seamlessly as you would if you were on the network.


For more info or to schedule a visit, call 215-951-2700 or email admissions@philau.edu