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Tier 1: Desktop Support Group
Tier 2: Network Services Group
Tier 3: Systems Services Group (Permissions)

What is VPN?

VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a system that allows an organization to access internal networks and computers over the Internet, using encrypted tunnels to ensure that data cannot be accessed without authorization.
Information Technology Services (ITS) provides this service for remote users to access campus network resources such as Windows File Servers and restricted services that are only accessible while on campus.

Installing VPN for PC

Figure 1: VPN logon page.

  1. Visit the VPN log in page at {+} and begin the download process by entering your campus LAN credentials (almost always the User ID and password you use to log into your campus computer) and click Login.

Figure 2: Install ActiveX Control warning.

  1. Click the information bar that appears at the top of your browser and click Install ActiveX Control

Figure 3: Internet Explorer Security warning.

  1. If you receive a security warning dialog box, click Install. If you do not, skip to the next step.

Figure 4: Security warning.


Figure 5: Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client configuration. 

  1. At the Java detection dialog box, check the box next to "Always trust content from this publisher" and click Run.

Figure 6: Connection Successfully established.

  1. Your connection has been established. You will see a VPN icon appear in the system tray. Use this icon to see current connection status or to disconnect.

Figure 7: Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Statistics.

  1. You can view your connection status at anytime by clicking the Cisco VPN icon in your system tray.


Finding your Network Resources

To access your campus resources, such as network files and share drives, please contact your local Technical Coordinator for details.

Disconnecting VPN

To disconnect from the VPN, right-click on the icon in your system tray and click Disconnect.


If you experience any trouble connecting, please contact your local technical coordinator. If for any reason you are unable to contact him/her, please contact ITS Desktop Support at ext. 5-8344 or