About this Article
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Cisco AnyConnect can be used to connect to the WSU network when you are off-campus. This software is available to both Students and Employees.
Cisco AnyConnect VPN client
Using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client software, you can connect a WSU laptop to the WSU network from off-campus. This connection enables the same network access you have while on-campus. The data is encrypted to preserve security. This includes:
- Network storage drives (e.g., personal, class, departmental storage) Note: See instructions below to connect to these types of storage via the 'Map Network Drives' shortcut.
Accessing the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Software
NOTE: You may see this error a couple times while trying to connect. Click on "Connect anyway".
- Open the start menu and type Cisco
- Select 'Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client' when it appears
- If it does not appear, open your internet browser and go to https://tunnel.winona.edu
- You will be prompted to Connect and login to WSU with your StarID and password.
- From the Windows Start Screen
- Search "Cisco"
- Select "Cisco VPN Client"
- Choose Connect in the menu below:
- Use your StarID and password to login
- Click on Spotlight in the upper right corner
- Type in "Cisco"
- Select "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client"
- Connect to Tunnel.winona.edu
- Use your StarID and password when prompted to login
Map Network Drives
Mapping network storage for Employees
You will need to manually map your Personal Network Storage also referred to as R: drive.
- Open File Explorer from the Taskbar
- Use the drop down arrow in the top menu for 'Map network drive' and select Map network drive
- Type the following in Folder: \\store\users\(your StarID)
- Select 'Reconnect at sign-in'
- Use the Finder
- Connect to Server
- Server address for Employees to get to personal storage: smb://store.winona.edu/users/yourStarIDhere
- Server address for Employees to get to department drive: smb://store.winona.edu/department
Map Network Drives (Continued)
If you want to connect to Personal Network or Department Network drives from off-campus, you will need to connect to VPN before you can use the network drives.
- Open the Start Menu then select the Map Network Drives shortcut.
- A black window will appear and map your drives. Do not close this window.
- Double-click 'This PC' on your desktop to access your network drives (See Fig 1.)
- Do not disconnect VPN or WiFi during use. Network access is required to maintain the VPN connection.
- In Finder, hold down <CommandKey> then hit the <K> key to bring up "Connect to Server"
- Mac users connect to one of the network locations listed in Fig 2.