Working Remotely - What You Need to Know

When you are working remotely (using a computer that is not directly on the engineering college network), you may need to know several things such as the name of the computer you use in the Seamans Center, how to set DHCP and find the computer's IP address. You can find instructions on using remote desktop, FileZilla, the Connect2 VPN, and the VDI virtual desktop for students. ECS also provides FastX software to work on virtual Linux machines from a Windows or Macintosh computer.

See the menu at right to find pages with additional information about working remotely.

  • FileZilla is a utility for transferring files to or from a remote computer by a standard method known as FTP (File Transfer Protocol). FileZilla is open source software that is installed and runs on Windows and Linux computers in the college; a Mac OS version is available.

  • You may need to know your computer's name to set up remote desktop, or to request service from ECS.

  • You or ECS may need to know the IP address or the MAC address of your Windows computer.