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VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. 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:

Find the VPN Client (Cisco AnyConnect) on Your WSU Laptop

On a PC (Windows 8.1)

  • From the Windows Start Screen
  • Use the Cisco AnyConnect Tile under the Utilities section


  • Choose Connect in the menu below:


  • Use your full WSU email address to login with.

On a PC (Windows 7)

If you go to your Start Menu, and search for "Cisco" in the search bar.

On a Mac

  • Go to Applications folder
  • Find the Cisco icon
  • Use your full WSU email address when prompted to login