ITS Services Catalog

AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network and is used to provide a means for users to connect their computers to the campus network from home or while traveling. This allows you to access your network drives without being on campus.

Installing the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

  1. Go to https://vpn.washburn.edu.
  2. Enter your Washburn email (firstname.lastname@washburn.edu) and password.
    login screen for the VPN
      
  3. The installation process for the proper software will automatically begin, and after a short time you will be presented with the Windows User Account Control screen as displayed below. Click Yes.
    downloading the software

    If automatic install doesn't start:
    1. Click on the Windows Dekstop link.
    2. Save and/or run the install file.
      running the software installation in 64-bit version

Connecting to the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Select All Programs.
  3. Click the Cisco folder.
  4. Click the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.
  5. On the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client screen, make sure vpn.washburn.edu is in the box.
  6. Click the Connect button.
    connecting to vpn.washburn.edu screenshot
     
  7. Enter your Washburn email (firstname.lastname@washburn.edu) and password.
  8. Click the OK button.
    entering your Washburn email and password screenshot

Once you are connected, you will see the icon, located in the system tray, that indicates connection. This icon, represented by the Cisco AnyConnect symbol and a gold lock, is outlined in red in the image below.
screenshot of the system tray indicating the gold lock icon is the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

Disconnecting from the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client

  1. Right-click the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client icon in your system tray.
  2. Select Open AnyConnect.
  3. From the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client screen, choose Disconnect.

Getting Help

If you need help installing or connecting to your AnyConnect Secure Mobility client or mapping to Washburn network drives once connected, contact support@washburn.edu or call ext 3000.