VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It allows UWM community members (students, staff and faculty) to connect to the UWM network via secure, dedicated connections, virtual tunneling protocols, or traffic encryption.
VPN and RDP
RDP (Remote Desktop) and VPN (Virtual Private Network) are two different types of connections your computer can make with other devices or servers.
- RDP creates a virtual connection to a remote computer. RDP offers additional device functionality.
- VPN connects your device to a server primarily for internet access and security. It only manages your online traffic, not your device itself.