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Wharton VPN

The Wharton VPN  gives faculty and staff access to secured Wharton resources from off campus; the Wharton Virtual Lab client allows students to use the public computers from off campus.

Before You Start 

You will need:

  • to be either Faculty, Staff or PhD students at Wharton
  • an active Wharton account
  •  access to the Internet
  • administrative access to your devices

Download the VPN

  1. Download the Forticlient VPN software by going to:
  2. Click on the folder of your computer's operating system to download the appropriate client. 
  3. Dropbox folders with links to Forticlient download for Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems.

Windows Users: Most people using Windows should install the x64 version.

Install and Configure the VPN

After you have successfully downloaded Forticlient, follow the instructions for your Operating System to install and configure the VPN.

Windows Instructions

Mac Instructions

Linux Instructions

Using the VPN


There are two ways to connect to the Wharton VPN using Windows:  launching it from the System Tray, or by using the FortiClient console.


Launching the VPN on a Mac:


Contact your Wharton Computing representative.