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VPN - Using The Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client (Video Demo)

This video demonstrates how to use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.

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Welcome to the VPN Getting Started Guide. In this short video, I’ll create a Virtual Private Network which will allow me to access the University's network based resources from anywhere with an internet connection. It sounds complicated, but it's not. Let's get started!

For this video I'm assuming that you have the VPN correctly installed on your computer. If you don't have the VPN correctly installed on your computer, you can contact the support line, or visit to do a quick search for VPN.

Now we are ready to open the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client. You may have a shortcut from your desktop, but if not you can do a search for it by clicking the start menu or Windows 7 Orb and typing Any in the search box. When you see "Cisco Anyconnect" highlight, then you can click Enter on your keyboard to open the application. If you have already used the Cisco AnyConnect Client, then all you'll have to do is type your password and click Connect. Then, click Accept to accept the University's Eligibility and Acceptable Use policy. The VPN will connect and minimize to the notification area to check your connection, hover your mouse over the icon. The screen tip will let you know if you are connected. And...that's it! you've connected with the VPN!

For more information about the VPN and other services we offer go to For questions email support or call 2-5800.

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Keywords:cVPN, encryption, tunnel, network, secure, global, remote, access   Doc ID:21745
Owner:Mike R.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2011-12-13 18:08 CDTUpdated:2017-04-05 08:48 CDT
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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