Below are instructions for setting up VPN connectivity if you are using Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” or above.
(If you are using Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” or below, use these instructions instead. How do you know? On your Mac, click the Apple menu in the upper-left, and select “About This Mac”)
Go to http://webvpn.wesleyan.edu/ in your web browser.
Enter your Wesleyan username and password, and press the “Logon” button.
At the next prompt, click the “Continue” button.
The Cisco AnyConnect VPN client will begin its installation, and a window will pop up:
You will be prompted with a security alert like this; check “Always trust content from this publisher” and click the “Run” button to continue with the installation.
You should be prompted by another security window. Enter your local Mac username and password, and click “OK”
Java will attempt to install the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. If it succeeds, a new application will open that was just downloaded and installed. If it does not work, you will be provided with links to either try the automatic download again (recommended) or to download and install the client manually.
NOTE: If the automatic Java-based installation fails, using your Mac’s Safari browser (specifically), go to http://www.java.com and download the latest version of Java (Version 7 Update 11), then close Safari. Double-click on the downloaded Java .dmg file, then double-click to run the Java installer. After it completes, restart your Mac. Open Safari, go to http://webvpn.wesleyan.edu and repeat the VPN download/installation instructions from above.
To attempt it manually, click on the link in the middle that says Mac OS X 10.4+ (intel).
This will manually download the .dmg of the Cisco AnyConnect installer.
Double-click on the .dmg file after download, and then double-click on the vpn.pkg installer file in the resulting window, and follow the installation prompts.
The connection window will appear:
We highly recommend you enable local LAN access in order to maintain any local network connections:
Back at the connection window, click connect. Enter your Wesleyan username and password. At the next prompt, click Accept.
Your browser will open to a page that verifies you are connected:
When you’d like to disconnect your VPN connection, you can either click on the Disconnect button in the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client window, or simply quit the application.
(If you have trouble accessing the page “webvpn.wesleyan.edu” because of your browser’s safety checks, please take a moment to add https://webvpn.wesleyan.edu/ to the list of trusted sites. In Firefox, go to Preferences, choose the Security tab at the top right, click Exceptions, then type in https://webvpn.wesleyan.edu. Close out of the Preferences window and repeat the instructions for going to webvpn.wesleyan.edu, etc.)