Cisco AnyConnect VPN Installation for Windows

Go to in your web browser.

You will be presented with a page like the following:

If you are using Internet Explorer, please take a moment to add to the list of trusted sites. You can do this by clicking the gear symbol in the upper-right-hand corner of the web browser  window, and choosing the “Internet Options” entry from the drop-down menu. In the window which appears, click on the tab at the top of the window labeled “Security.” In this section, under the heading “Select a zone to view or change security settings,” click the check mark icon labeled “Trusted sites,” and then click the “Sites button” on the right hand side of the window. Another window will appear; click the “Add” button in this window to add to your list of trusted sites. Click the “Close” button in the bottom-right-hand corner of the window, and then click the “OK” button on the bottom of the previous window. Proceed with the rest of the instructions.

Enter your Wesleyan username and password, and press the “Logon” button.

You will likely see a warning like the following:

Click the “Continue” button.

The Cisco AnyConnect VPN client will begin its installation; a window will pop up, as in the following image:


You may be prompted with a security alert like the following; click the “Yes” button to continue with the installation.


Likewise, you may be presented (on Windows Vista and WIndows 7) with a User Account Control prompt as in the following image; again click the “Yes” button to continue.


If the installation succeeds, a new window or tab should open in your web browser indicating the success of the connection.

In the future, you may connect to VPN again by going to in your web browser, and clicking through a shorter, simpler process; you will not be prompted to install the VPN software again unless there is an update the software. In either case, the procedure for reconnecting to VPN is similar to the instructions above.

Enable Local LAN Access

In order to continue to print to any network printers or have access to a local network while you are connected via VPN, you need to enable local LAN access.  This is only needs to be set one time and it will stay enabled for future connections.

In the bottom-right-hand corner of your computer screen, click on the globe and padlock icon to bring up the Cisco AnyConnect window. If a globe and padlock icon does not appear, you may have to click the small, upward-facing arrow in the lower right-corner of the screen before the icon appears.


In the small window which appears, click “Advanced…” link. In the window which pops up, click the tab labeled “Preferences” and ensure that the “Enable local LAN access (if configured)” item is checked. You may then close the window.