Accessing the network from off campus: Mac

If this is your first time accessing the network from off campus, you must first download the VPN (Virtual Private Network) client.

Tips for using the VPN

  • VPN licenses are limited. We recommend that you download the file(s) you need to access, and then close your VPN connection so others may access the VPN.
  • VPN access is typically limited to a one hour session.
  • The VPN may automatically log you out after 15 minutes of inactivity.

Accessing the network from off campus is a two step process

  1. Connect to the VPN.
  2. Connect to the network drives.

1. Connect to the VPN

  1. Open your Macintosh HD.
  2. Click Applications.
  3. Double-click FortiClient.
  4. At the FortiClient Console window

    1. Verify that Username is your DePauw account username.
    2. For Password, enter your DePauw account password.
    3. Click Connect.

2. Connect to the network drives

  1. Connect to your network drives by double-clicking the appropriate network alias and entering your DePauw account username and password.
  2. Complete your task.
  3. In the Net Extender window, click Disconnect when you are done working.

Need help?

Contact the HelpDesk by

  • Calling us at (765) 658-4294.
  • Emailing us at
  • Visiting us on the lower level of the Student Union Building during our regular office hours of Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Updated: 4/17/2017