VPN (Virtual Private Network)

We use FortiClient to manage VPN (virtual private networking). This is a remote (off campus) way to connect to the YCP network.

YCP laptops, issued to employees, can have FortiClient installed. So, you can securely access files, applications, and network drives, stored on campus servers, from any location with adequate internet.

Request VPN

Your YCP computer may already have FortiClient installed. If you can't Find & open FortiClient by following our instructions, below, then request VPN access for yourself or someone in your department with our VPN request form.

Note: We will verify your request with your supervisor.


Find & open FortiClient


Connect to VPN

  • In the FortiClient Console, on the left, select REMOTE ACCESS.

  • If it says VPN Connected, at the top of the screen, then you're already connected.

    • If it doesn't, enter your network account Username & Password, then select Connect.

      • Wait until you see the VPN Connected screen.

  • Now you can access campus applications or map a network drive.

Note: If your computer turns off, falls asleep, or has a weak internet connection, the VPN will disconnect.



A weak wireless signal is often the cause. Connect your laptop directly to your home router, via an ethernet or USB-C cable, for a more consistent, stronger signal.


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