How to Connect to VPN using FortiClient (Windows)


All Queens laptop computers should have the FortiClient VPN application installed on them. If you are missing the application for any reason, or need any additional assistance, please submit an IT help-desk ticket at

To connect to VPN please use the following steps.

  • Find and click on the FortiClient VPN icon in the system tray. It is a Blue or Orange shield Icon.
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  • Select the Connect to "Queen VPN" option.
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  •  If you're unable to find the FortiClient icon in your System Tray, you can also look for it in your list of applications as shown here

  • You should be asked for your credentials. Enter your normal Queens username and password.
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  • If you see a Security Alert pop-up message, click Yes
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  • Open the Duo App on your mobile device and accept the prompt. you will not be prompted to do this on your computer, you must check the app on your own after submitting the log on credentials.


  • After a brief moment, You should now be alerted that you have connected to VPN.
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  • To disconnect from VPN, click on the FortiClient icon in the system tray again, and click Disconnect "Queen VPN".
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