Why?

Due to the inclement weather and campus closure, numerous people are attempting remote connections.  WPI VPN connections may reach capacity.

Impact

If attempting to use vpn.wpi.edu, you may receive an error, "Can't connect to vpn.wpi.edu. Too many concurrent users."

Action Needed

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to central IT servers does not require VPN. Connect to a WPI terminal server, such as windows.wpi.edu, RDP into the system you're trying to use. As a reminder some commonly used applications such as Outlook, OneDrive, Drupal, Workday, Canvas, etc. do not require VPN.

Details

It is wise to use VPN to remotely access on-campus software, or particular WPI  systems and servers, if you are using an internet connection you don't fully trust.  

Additional information about VPN and other remote connection options such as WPI terminal services is available in Actions and Related Items.