How To Connect to a Virtual Lab Computer

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PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A LIMITED RESOURCE OF THESE VIRTUAL LAB COMPUTERS. AS SOON AS YOU ARE DONE WITH YOUR REMOTE SESSION, PLEASE SAVE ALL OF YOUR WORK AND LOG OFF

Remote Access to ECE Virtual Lab Computers from Off-Campus:

Connect VPN

1. Launch Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

	*If you don’t have this application on your computer, it’s available for download from: https://it.ubc.ca/services/email-voice-internet/myvpn/setup-documents

2. Enter “myvpn.ubc.ca” into the empty field box and click Connect:

3. You will be prompted to enter in a username and password. Username and password is your CWL credentials:

4. Click OK to connect.

Remote Onto Lab Computers:

1. Make sure that you are connected to UBC VPN (see above)

2. If you are on a Windows computer, you can launch the native program called Remote Desktop Connection

       *For computer name, enter in the hostname of the lab computer (see the section below).

       *When prompted for username and password, use your ECE account credentials.  

3. If you are on a Mac, you will need to download the application from the App store, available from: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id1295203466?mt=12

       *Once installed, launch the app and click on Add PC
       *Enter in the hostname of the computer you want to connect and click “Add”
       *You will see a PC added to your, double click on it to connect.
       *Enter in your ECE account info to login:

List of available computers:

  • ugrad1.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad2.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad3.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad4.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad5.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad6.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad7.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad8.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad9.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad10.lab.ece.ubc.ca


As of Jan 4, 2021, the following lab computers have been decommissioned:

  • ugrad11.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad12.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad13.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad14.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad15.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad16.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad17.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad18.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad19.lab.ece.ubc.ca
  • ugrad20.lab.ece.ubc.ca