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===On a PC (Windows 8.1)===
 
===On a PC (Windows 8.1)===
 
* From the Windows Start Screen
 
* From the Windows Start Screen
* Use the Cisco AnyConnect Tile under the Utilities section
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* Search "Cisco"
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*Select "Cisco VPN Client"
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* Choose Connect in the menu below:
 
* Choose Connect in the menu below:
 
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===On a Mac===
 
===On a Mac===
  
* Go to Applications folder
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* Click on Spotlight in the upper right corner
* Open the Cisco Folder
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* Type in "Cisco"
* Select Cisco AnyConnect Client
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* Select "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client"
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* Choose Select on Tunnel.winona.edu menu
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* Connect to Tunnel.winona.edu
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* Use your full WSU email address when prompted to login
 
* Use your full WSU email address when prompted to login
  

Revision as of 21:21, 27 October 2015

About this Article

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is used to connect to the WSU network when you are off-campus. Students and Employees can use this software. Only WSU laptops can run this software.

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 software is already installed on all WSU laptops. A VPN connection enables you to access select network resources as if you were on campus connected to our network directly. The data is encrypted to preserve security. This includes:

  • Network storage drives (e.g., personal, class, departmental) Note: See instructions below to Map Network Drives
  • KeyServer applications (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat) These applications will require VPN to run off campus.

Find the Cisco AnyConnect VPN software on Your WSU Laptop

On a PC (Windows 8.1)

  • From the Windows Start Screen
  • Search "Cisco"
  • Select "Cisco VPN Client"

Password 5.png

  • Choose Connect in the menu below:

CiscoAnyConnect.png

  • Use your full WSU email address when prompted to login

On a PC (Windows 7)

Go to your Start Menu, and search for "Cisco" in the search bar. Run Cisco AnyConnect.

On a Mac

  • Click on Spotlight in the upper right corner
  • Type in "Cisco"
  • Select "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client"

VPN Mac Cisco Search.png

  • Connect to Tunnel.winona.edu

VPN Mac Cisco Connect.png

  • Use your full WSU email address when prompted to login


Fig 1. In the start menu, click this icon to go to your Network Drives.

Map Network Drives

If you want to connect to Personal Network or Department Network drives from off-campus, you will need to VPN and Map Network drives to access them.

  • First Use instructions above to VPN

Windows 7 PC or VMware Fusion

  • Windows 7 PC users need to run the shortcut from the start menu Thumb Start Orb.png click, Click_to_map_drives Start.Menu.Win7.jpg
  • Access your network drives by accessing my computer.

Windows 8.1 PC

  • Go to Start Screen and select the Tile Map Network Drive
  • A script window will appear and your drives will be mapped
  • Go to This PC to see the network drives mapped from the start menu (See Fig 1.)
Fig 2. Typical list of network connections on a MacBook

Mac

  • 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 the Fig 2.

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