The method you should use to access your College PC using an Remote Desktop Gateway (RDG) connection is determined by the operating system on the device you wish to use.

You can turn on (wake up) your College PC from a shut down or sleep state from anywhere at any time when using RDG to access the network remotely. Before you use RDG, Wake your College PC.


  • You need remote access rights on your staff computer to be able to connect to it with RDG. If you don't have remote access rights, contact the ICT Service Desk to get set up.

Operating system of your personal machine or mobile device


Although there are various Linux RDG clients, there are none that handle proxying via a Terminal Services Gateway. The solution for Linux users is to bypass the TS Gateway by first logging onto the Imperial VPN and then using the RDP client to connect directly with the target machine.