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Installing Cisco AnyConnect for Windows

  1. Open https://vpn.wustl.edu/business in your preferred browser.
  2. If you are using Internet Explorer, do the following. Otherwise skip to the next step.
    1. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
    2. Click the Security tab, and then click the Trusted sites zone
    3. Click Sites
    4. The website https://vpn.wustl.edu should be shown in Add this website to the zone field. Click Add.
    5. Click Close, and then click OK.
  3. You logon using your WUSTL Key credentials. Enter your WUSTL Key username and password where indicated and click Login.
  4. The install will begin. If you are using Internet Explorer, you may get prompted to install an ActiveX object. Please select the option to install it. If you are prompted to make changes to your system during the install, please click Yes when asked
  5. If the install is successful, you will see a message that the client has been installed. You can skip to the end.

    If the install was not successful, you will be prompted to manually install the client.  Continue with steps 6 and 7 to manually install the client.
     
  6. Click on the link provided and select the option to run the software.
  7. Step through the wizard to install the software.

 

Connecting with AnyConnect

Once it has been started, the AnyConnect client can be found either on the Start Menu if you're using Windows 7 (All Programs > Cisco > Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client) or on the Start Screen if you're using Windows 8.  You can also find the client's icon in the system tray when you are on the desktop.

Cisco AnyConnect system tray icon

You can either click on the program icon on the Start Screen or Start Menu, or you can right mouse click on the system tray icon and select Connect or Disconnect (depending on whether you are already connected).

  1. Select either Olin Business or Olin Business (FT) from the dropdown list. If you use Olin Business, only traffic going to Olin networks will go over the VPN. Other traffic will use your normal connection. If you use Olin Business (FT) all traffic, no matter the destination, will go over the VPN.

    If this is the first time you are connecting, the dropdown list wil not list either Olin Business or Olin Business (FT) as options. Enter vpn.wustl.edu/business and after you connect, the dropdown list will be updated.
  2. Click Connect
  3. Enter your WUSTL Key username and password and click OK.
  4. When the connection is made, the client will disappear, and the icon in the system tray will change to show a lock over the icon. This indicates the connection is secure.
  5. To disconnect, right mouse click on the system tray icon and select disconnect.

The client will automatically update itself as we release updated versions of the client. If you created a shortcut to the client, you will need to delete and recreate the shortcuts after any upgrades.

 

Switching from Olin VPN to WUSTL Key VPN

If you have been using the Olin VPN to connect, you may not see Olin Business and Olin Business (FT) in the dropdown list. You need to connect to the new VPN in order for the dropdown list to be updated. To do this, in the Connect box, type vpn.wustl.edu/business and click Connect. After you logon, the dropdown list will be updated for future connections.

Connect by selecting either Olin Business or Olin Busines (FT) and logon with your WUSTL Key username and password.