You must have a ssh client installed to access the Linux terminal server. WPI recommends using PuTTY.

While the WPI Network, whether on campus, or through the VPN, is not a requirement, WPI recommends connecting to the WPI network when working on WPI resources.

  1. Open PuTTY
  2. Enter the following hostname: linux.wpi.edu
  3. Ensure the connection type is SSH
  4. Press Open
  5. In the login as: window, input your WPI Username and press Enter/Return
  6. Input your WPI Password and press Enter/Return
    • Note: No characters will show up on the screen as you input your password. That is normal!