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Last modified on 02/25/2017 6:10 pm CST


In order to access your Shared Drives on your computer or device from an off-campus location, you must connect to our network via a VPN. Our VPN client is Cisco AnyConnect.

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Installing AnyConnect VPN Client

If you have never connected to Cisco AnyConnect (the VPN client) before, you will need to download and install it.
NOTE: If you are using Windows 8, the VPN will need to be installed from the Desktop version of your web browser. Attempting to install the VPN while you are in full-screen Windows 8 Touch mode will not work.
 
  1. Navigate to vpn.uwec.edu in a web browser, and log in with your UWEC username and password.
  2. Click the words Start AnyConnect as shown below.
    start Anyconnect
     
  3. AnyConnect will proceed to download a small program onto your machine. Follow your own machine's instructions to allow and install so the program will download.

Windows VPN

You may see the AnyConnect icon appear in the taskbar at the bottom right of your screen.
anyconnect icon

  1. If AnyConnect is not currently active, click your Start button.
  2. Click on the AnyConnect icon. anyconnect
  3. In the window that appears, make sure vpn.uwec.edu appears in the text box.
    secure mobility
     
  4. Click Connect.
  5. Log in with your UW-Eau Claire username and password.
  6. When you are connected, you can log onto the drives the same as you would on-campus.
  7. Access your information (documents, etc...).
  8. To disconnect from the drive, click on the AnyConnect anyconnect iconicon in the taskbar at the bottom of your screen.
  9. Click Disconnect.

Troubleshooting

On Windows 7, you may have the following pop-ups during the downloading process:
NOTE: You may first have a yellow bar appear at the top of your screen; click on the bar and then click Install This Add-on for All Users on This Computer.
ok
cisco

OSX VPN

  1. To open the VPN, click the magnifying glass at the top right corner of your screen.
  2. Type Cisco AnyConnect in the search box.
    When it appears in the list, click the name to start running AnyConnect.
     
  3. In the window that appears, make sure vpn.uwec.edu appears in the text box.
    secure mobile client
    NOTE: If you do not have Cisco AnyConnect installed or if it does not appear on your system, try connecting to the VPN.
     
  4. Click Connect.
  5. Log in with your UWEC username and password.
  6. When you are connected, you can log onto the drives the same way as on-campus. Learn how to do that here.
  7. Access your information (documents, etc...).
  8. Disconnect the Cisco AnyConnect by right-clicking on the AnyConnect icon in the dock at the bottom of the screen. locked icon 
  9. From the menu, select Disconnect.

Troubleshooting

On Mac OSX, you may have the following pop-ups:

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cisco anyconnect
extra lock

VPN Client

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