Installing Cisco AnyConnect VPN (Windows)

Issue/Question

I already have Duo Security set-up on my phone but I need to use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN on another computer. How do I install it?

Environment

  • Windows
    • Cisco AnyConnect VPN

Resolution

 Note: You must be approved by WKU IT Security in order to use the Cisco VPN. If you have not requested access yet, please follow these instructions.

 Note: This process will involve the computer you need to use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN on and your cell phone. Please have both ready before you start this process.

  1. Go here from the computer that you will use the Cisco VPN on.
  2. Click Download Windows Client.
  3. Save the file.
  4. Open the file.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select I accept and click Next.
  7. Click Install.
  8. After it has installed click Finish.
  9. Open the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
  10. In the box type: wkuvpn.wku.edu
  11. Click Connect.
  12. Fill in this information in the corresponding fields:
    • Username: Your NetID
    • Password: Your NetID password
    • Second Password: From your Duo Mobile App, click the key icon next to WKU and type in the numbered code.
  13. Click OK.
  14. You should now be connected to the Cisco VPN. You should now have the Cisco AnyConnect icon in your system tray.
Once you have connected to the Cisco VPN you may use WKU services in the same way you would as if you were on campus. Should you need to connect the the network drives (S:\, P:\ or U:\) please see this article for Windows computers or this article for Macintosh computers

 Note: If you have any questions or issues please contact the ITS Service Desk or submit an online request.

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