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==About this Article==
 
==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.
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'''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==
 
==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:  
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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) Note: See instructions below to Map Network Drives
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*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.
*KeyServer applications (e.g., [[Adobe Photoshop]], [[Adobe Acrobat]]) These applications will require VPN to install off campus.
 
  
==Find the Cisco AnyConnect VPN software on Your WSU Laptop==
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==Accessing the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Software==
NOTE: You may see this error a couple times while trying to connect. Click on "Connect anyway".
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NOTE: You may see this error a couple times while trying to connect. Click on "Connect anyway".
  
 
[[File:VPN_error.jpg|400 px]]
 
[[File:VPN_error.jpg|400 px]]
  
===On a PC (Windows 10)===
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===Windows 10===
 
* From the Windows Start Screen
 
* From the Windows Start Screen
 
* Use the Search icon
 
* Use the Search icon
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* You will be prompted to Connect and login to WSU with your StarID and password.
 
* You will be prompted to Connect and login to WSU with your StarID and password.
  
===On a PC (Windows 8.1)===
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===Windows 8.1===
 
* From the Windows Start Screen
 
* From the Windows Start Screen
 
* Search "Cisco"
 
* Search "Cisco"
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* Use your StarID and password to login
 
* Use your StarID and password to login
  
===On a Mac===
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===macOS===
  
 
* Click on Spotlight in the upper right corner
 
* Click on Spotlight in the upper right corner
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* Finish
 
* Finish
  
'''Mac OS'''
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'''macOS'''
 
* Use the Finder
 
* Use the Finder
 
* Go
 
* Go
 
* Connect to Server
 
* Connect to Server
* Server address for Employees to get to personal storage:  smb://store.winona.edu/users/your StarID
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* 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
 
* Server address for Employees to get to department drive:  smb://store.winona.edu/department
  
==Map Network Drives Continued (for after August 8th)==
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==Map Network Drives (Continued)==
  
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.
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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.
  
'''Windows 8.1 & 10 PC'''
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'''Windows 10'''
* Go to Start Screen and select the Tile '''Map Network Drive'''
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* Open the Start Menu then select the '''Map Network Drives''' shortcut.
* A script window will appear and your drives will be mapped
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* A black window will appear and map your drives. Do not close this window.
* Go to This PC to see the network drives mapped from the start menu (See Fig 1.)
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* Double-click 'This PC' on your desktop to access your network drives (See Fig 1.)
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* Do not disconnect VPN or WiFi during use. Network access is required to maintain the VPN connection.
  
 
[[File:ConnectToServer.png|frame|Fig 2. Typical list of network connections on a MacBook]]
 
[[File:ConnectToServer.png|frame|Fig 2. Typical list of network connections on a MacBook]]
  
'''Mac'''
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'''macOS'''
 
* In Finder, hold down '''<CommandKey>''' then hit the '''<K>''' key to bring up "Connect to Server"
 
* 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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* Mac users connect to one of the network locations listed in Fig 2.
  
 
==Related information==
 
==Related information==

Revision as of 14:13, 29 October 2018

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".

VPN error.jpg

Windows 10

  • From the Windows Start Screen
  • Use the Search icon
  • Search for Cisco
  • Select 'Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client'
  • You will be prompted to Connect and login to WSU with your StarID and password.

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 StarID and password to login

macOS

  • 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 StarID and password when prompted to login


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

Map Network Drives

Mapping network storage for Employees

Windows 10

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'
  • Finish

macOS

  • Use the Finder
  • Go
  • 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.

Windows 10

  • 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.
Fig 2. Typical list of network connections on a MacBook

macOS

  • 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.

Related information