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NOTE: Before installing the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client you will need Admin rights to your machine. You may have to arrange this through your relevant local IT support.
In the event that your client is not installed automatically, the screen below will appear. Just click on the link within the window to start the installation process.
Next, either click save to save the AnyConnect client locally to a temp folder or install immediately by clicking run.
When the AnyConnect client is installed, to connect for the first time enter vpn.warwick.ac.uk in the connect to box, followed by your username and password then click Connect.
If you use WebLaunch to start AnyConnect on a Mac and the Java installer fails, a dialog box presents a Manual Install link. Proceed as follows:
1. Click on the circled link within the Manual Installation window below.
(The Mac OS link details may vary depending on your Mac OS)
(A dialog box presents the option to save the vpnsetup.sh file.)
2. Save the vpnsetup.sh file on the Mac.
3. Open a Terminal window and use the CD command to navigate to the directory containing the file saved.
4. Enter the following command: sudo /bin/sh vpnsetup.sh
(The vpnsetup script starts the AnyConnect installation)
5. Following the installation, choose Applications > Cisco > Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client to initiate an AnyConnect session.
Note: You may need to enter vpn.warwick.ac.uk in the connect to box, followed by your username and password then click Connect.
Tested on Ubuntu 10.10 32bit and openSUSE 11.3 32bit.
System requirements are listed at
Ubuntu 10.10 and openSUSE 11.3 meet these out of the box.
Launch your web browser and go https://vpn.warwick.ac.uk
Login with your IT Services username and password.
A Java Applet will run which will try and install the client automatically. It will fail and you will be offered a link to download the client for manual installation. Download the file which is called vpnsetup.sh
Launch Gnome-Terminal (in the GNOME Menu under Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and navigate to where you saved the file and run it. If you don't know where it was saved it's probably in a directory called Downloads.
$ cd Downloads
$ chmod u+x vpnsetup.sh
$ sudo ./vpnsetup.sh
You can then launch the client using the icon 'Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client' in the GNOME menu under Applications -> Internet.
When you run the client for the first time you may have to enter vpn.warwick.ac.uk in the 'Connect to:' field.
If you want to launch the Cisco VPN client from the command line you can do so with
To install AnyConnect on x86_64 versions of Ubuntu 9:
Step 5 Install the AnyConnect client in standalone mode.
The file you download from our website (anyconnect-vpn-intel-10.5.dmg or similar) is a special type of file called a disk image. Depending on the method you use to download the file, a disk image called something like vpn-2.4.0202 may be mounted automatically on your Mac desktop and opened automatically. The installer may also launch automatically in which case you will be prompted with a choice of Cancel or Continue. If this happens you can skip the next couple of steps.
If this doesn't happen automatically you may need to find the file that you downloaded (called anyconnect-vpn-intel-10.5.dmg or similar) and double-click on it to mount the disk image (in this example called vpn-2.4.0202 but the numbers may be different for newer releases).
You may then need to double-click on the disk image (here called vpn-2.4.0202) to see a file called vpn.pkg.
Once you can see the vpn.pkg file, double-click on it to start the VPN client Installer.
Click Continue to acknowledge that you wish to run the installer.
The main vpnclient installer window will appear. Click Continue to start the installer.
The licence agreement appears. Read the licence and click Continue.
You will then be asked whether you agree to the terms of the agreement. If you do, click on Agree to continue with the installation.
The next screen allows you to select the where you want to install the VPN client. Normally you should accept the default location and click Install to start the installation.
You'll probably be asked to enter your password to confirm that you want to install the software. Enter it and click on OK.
Once you do, the installation will start and you'll see the progress of the installation.
VPN normally takes just a few minutes to install and you'll see the final screen. Click on Close to close the installation window.
First make sure that you have connected to the Internet as you usually do, using either your broadband connection or a dialup connection.
Go to your Applications folder and open the Cisco folder.
Figure 1. Cisco folder
The contents of the Cisco folder may look a little different depending on whether you have the current (v3.x) client or an earlier version (v2.x) installed. Both are shown below. Double-click on Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (v3.x client) or Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client (v2.x client) to start the program.
Figure 2. Contents of Cisco folder (version 3.x client)
Figure 3. Contents of Cisco folder (version 2.x client)
The first time you run the program, you will need to enter vpn.ox.ac.uk and click on Select
After a couple of seconds you will then be prompted to fill in your username and password. Please remember to use your Remote Access Account details.
When you run the client next time, the Connect to: box will be populated and you should see the username and password box automatically.
If the connection is successful, you will see a window saying "VPN session established..."
You will also see an icon in your menu bar. The yellow padlock indicates that the connection is established. The icon will look different depending on whether you are running the older (version 2.x) or the newer (version 3.x) client.
Figure 4. AnyConnect VPN connected (version 3.x)
Figure 5. AnyConnect VPN connected (version 2.x)
While the AnyConnect VPN application is running you might like to right-click or Ctrl-click on the icon in the dock and select [Options/Keep in Dock] (OS X 10.6) or [Keep in Dock] (OS X 10.5) so that it's quicker to start in the future.
Figure 6. AnyConnect icon in the dock (version 3.x)
Figure 7. AnyConnect icon in the dock (version 2.x)
Click on the AnyConnect VPN Connection icon in your menu bar.
Figure 8. VPN connected (version 3.x)
Figure 9. AnyConnect VPN connected (version 2.x)
On the menu that appears, select [Disconnect].
Figure 10. AnyConnect VPN menu (version 3.x)
Figure 11. AnyConnect VPN menu (version 2.x)
The padlock will disappear from the icon. This means that the VPN connection is terminated but that the VPN client software is still loaded.
Figure 12. AnyConnect VPN disconnected (version 3.x)
Figure 13. AnyConnect VPN disconnected (version 2.x)
If you want to reconnect you can click on the AnyConnect VPN Client icon and choose [Connect] or [Bring AnyConnect to Front]to re-open the program. If you want to completely quit the VPN client you choose [Quit] instead. The icon should then disappear from your screen.
Figure 14. AnyConnect VPN disconnected (version 3.x)
Figure 15. AnyConnect VPN disconnected (version 2.x)
Note that if your internet connection should be interrupted at any time, perhaps because you are using a wireless connection and it has disconnected temporarily, then you will have to re-establish your VPN connection as described above.
For answers to common questions and solutions to any more frequently encountered problems please see the Frequently Asked Questions for Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client web page. For further information you can also refer to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client release notes.