Remote Computer Lab Access

Remotely gaining access to on-campus lab computers is now possible.

CaTS offers the ability to access select labs remotely over the internet. This is accomplished by connecting to the Wright State VPN, then to a website that lists each of the computer labs available. A step-by-step walkthrough is below, as well as a list of available software in these labs. Please contact the CaTS Help Desk (, 937-775-4827) for further assistance.

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VPN Access

A VPN connection is required for the Remote Desktop process. To access the Campus VPN, visit and select 'Use VPN Software on Your PC or Macintosh'. Follow the instructions on the following pages; if you need assistance installing the VPN client, contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827. 

Remote Desktop Connection Instructions

Please follow the instructions to connect to the campus VPN:

Saving Files in Remote Desktops

The remote labs, like on-campus, reset upon each log-off, meaning that anything saved to these computers is deleted upon logging out. It is recommended that you save documents to your Office 365 OneDrive or an alternate cloud storage device. You can access your Office 365 OneDrive at

Lab Software List

The following programs are available in all general remote labs:


  • Access
  • DDXL (Excel Stats Plugin)
  • Excel
  • Google Earth
  • Mathematica
  • Matlab
  • NetBeans with JDK
  • SPSS
  • Phstat (Excel Stats Plugin)
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • R Statistics
  • Respondous
  • SAS
  • Sigma Plot
  • Skype for Business
  • STATA 15
  • TinnR
  • TurningPoint
  • Word

General Remote Labs

Specialty Software

Click on the name of the lab you wish to remotely connect to. If there are no computers listed, that means all workstations are currently in use. 


Lab Software Number of Computers Available

072 Rike

270 Rike

Visual Basic

13 Total (072 Rike)

3 Total (270 Rike)

Software for Personal Use

For free software available to students to install on their personal laptops, visit: 

For personal software purchases, visit: