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How to connect

Installing and connecting with the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

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.

The installation and start-up of the Cisco AnyConnect Client should be an automated process when using either ActiveX or Java via the web VPN gateway. However in some instances you may be asked to download the client software and install it manually. If you have earlier version of the Cisco AnyConnect Client already installed when you connect via the web, it will be automatically updated to the current version.

Note: Please FIRST add the site: https://vpn.warwick.ac.uk to your Trusted Sites in IE/your browser, before pointing to the link in step 1 below.

  1. Point your browser to the following link: https://vpn.warwick.ac.uk 
  2. Enter your Username/Password click Login to begin the AnyConnect client install process.

    VPN Gateway Login
  3. A short while after the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client should start to download and install automatically.
    Cisco SSL Client Install [ActiveX]
  4. A few moments later you will see the screen below advising that you have successfully installed the client with the icon that will appear in the bottom right hand tray.
    Cisco VPN Client [Connection Established]

To connect again in the future you can either:

Open the AnyConnect Client, enter your username and password and then click Connect.

Or: Point your browser to the following link: https://vpn.warwick.ac.uk and login to connect.


How to disconnect:

To disconnect from the VPN Network service, open the AnyConnect client and click Disconnect.
Cisco VPN Client Disconnect

Alternatively right-click on the AnyConnect icon in the task bar and choose Disconnect.