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Remote Access Guidance

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General Computer Use Guidelines

  • Follow the user guides for accessing network resources.
  • Remember to lock your computer before walking away from your machine, even from home.
  • Document printing at home is not authorized, and violates company policy.
  • The Electronic Devices Acceptable Use Policy still applies while working remotely.

Troubleshooting

Having issues logging in? Before calling the IT Service Desk, please complete the following:

  • Reset your VDI (should take an average of 5 minutes to complete).
  • While your VDI is restarting, check the following:
    • Make sure you are operating on the most up-to-date version of Horizon Client (instructions here).
    • Verify your computer has the current Windows updates (instructions here).
  • Disconnect your Wi-Fi from your computer and reconnect it.
  • Power off your modem/router and power back on (note that these may be two separate devices).
  • Before remoting in to your VDI or signing on to VPN, run a speed test of your internet speed at: https://www.speedtest.net.
  • Reboot your local computer.

Remote Work Standard

All systems should be operating with the following standards for a successful experience:

black box showing internet speed test results as an example

If you are regularly having issues with a slow connection or a general poor experience, consider the following options:

Free Options:

  • Request a cable from IT to plug directly into your home router.
  • Move your computer/laptop physically closer to your router’s location.
  • Relocate yourself or your router so that fewer walls, doors, floors, and microwave ovens are in the transmission path.
  • Turn off competing Wi-Fi devices during the work day (Firestick, Roku, etc.).
  • Request a 5G hot spot from IT to use at home.

Economical Options:

  • Upgrade to a 5GHz Wi-Fi router to resolve the microwave oven interference issue ($30 on Amazon).
  • If your PC or laptop does not support built-in 5GHz Wi-Fi connectivity, buy a 5GHz USB adapter (less than $15 on Amazon).

Premium Options:

  • Have your internet service provider (ISP) upgrade your cable modem. Newer models have improved bandwidth and speed.
  • Upgrade your computer or laptop to a current model for the latest Wi-Fi technology.
  • Upgrade to the next ISP tier for improved bandwidth and speed.

Related Links

  • VMWare Horizon Client Download (Windows)

Still Experiencing Issues?

If you continue to experience issues or need assistance, please submit a ticket in ServiceNow or call the IT Service Desk at 702-295-1800.