All MTA issued laptops have the ability to connect to our network when you are working remotely. Basically, no matter where you are, as long as you have an internet connection, you can work as if you were in the office (have access to network drives, printers, etc.)  (NOTE: If are in any MTA office and connected to the "MTA Staff" wireless network, you do NOT need to follow these instructions - you are automatically on our network, even if not in your home office.)

 

It's quite easy to use.

 

If you look down at the taskbar, to the left of the time and date, you should see what looks like a traffic light:

 

Machine generated alternative text:

 

Note: If you don't see it, click the up arrow (as shown in above image, to the left of the circle traffic light, and see if it is there.  If it isn't, please contact ITS so that we can install it for you.

 

Once you've located the traffic light, simply double click on it.

 

You'll get a popup box that looks like this:

 

Machine generated alternative text: Cancel SSL VPN - User Authentication Usemame: Password: is

 

At this point, simply enter your username and password. (Usernames are typically first initial, last name - such as gcoolong.)

 

Once you’ve successfully connected, the traffic light will turn from red to green, and you’re good to go!

 

You’ll also see a popup connected message for a moment telling you that you’ve connected.

 

 

 

To disconnect, simply double click the traffic light again, and then cancel on the popup “SSL VPN – User Authentication” box.