Computing Support

Remote Access

May 11, 2022

About Linux VNC Sessions

VNC (Virtual Network Computing) allows graphical programs to be run remotely with the ability to reconnect to that session should the network connection fail. The ECE Linux Lab systems have VNC software installed.

Remote Access via SSH

As of February 2019, remote access from off-campus via SSH is no longer permitted by default. A few hosts have been grandfathered in to allow remote access. Any new hosts that need remote access via SSH will need to have a hole opened for them in the firewall, or a VPN must be used.


What is COE-VDI? Electrical and Computer Engineering has teamed up with the College of Engineering to provide our students access to the COE-VDI, which is a virtual desktop infrastructure similar to our former remote desktop server. Learn more about the COE-VDI here. Connecting to COE-VDI There are two ways to connect to the COE-VDI. The…

Remote Access to ECE Computing Resources

Access to most computing resources in our department requires a VPN connection. Whether you’re connecting to our Virtual Windows Lab via RDP, or using SSH to log into the ECE Linux Lab or other departmental servers, you’ll first need to connect to UW’s Husky OnNet VPN.