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Install Cisco VPN (Chromebook, Android, iPhone, iPod, iPad)

The NMSU Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network) application establishes a secure connection to our network off-campus. It allows you to perform functions that normally would only be possible while on our network such as file transfer to our web servers (FTP), as well as sending mail without authenticating on our outgoing (SMTP) mail server.

For installation instructions, choose the link for your operating system: 


Android





NMSU's Cisco AnyConnect VPN is one of five VPN apps that are available in the Chrome Web Store. Download and configure this app just as you would any other Chrome app. If you are an administrator, you can force install this app using the Admin console. You can also upload a config file if the app allows it. (The app uses the chrome.storage API to read the configuration file and apply it.)
  1.  On your Chromebook home screen, navigate to the Web Store. This can be done by searching in the Search bar (on the bottom left of the screen or via the magnifying glass button on the keyboard).
    chrome os webstore

    chorme os webstore

  2. Once available, search the Chrome Web Store for "Cisco AnyConnect". 
    search web store


  3.  Here, select the blue "Add to Chrome" button.

    install anyconnect

  4. Once clicked, select the "Add app" option. Now, the app will begin the installation process. Once completed, a "Successful Installation" notification will appear and the blue "Add to Chrome" button will change to a green "Rate it" button. 

    install anyconnect

    successful install

  5. After AnyConnect has been installed, open your Search feature again and find "AnyConnect".

    search anyconnect

  6. Once found, select "Add New Connection".



  7. When prompted, enter "NMSU VPN" in the name box, and "vpn.nmsu.edu" in the server address box. Do not alter the certificates settings. Save these changes and close. 

    anyconnect set up

  8. Next, open up the Status Area in the bottom right corner and select the area where it says "VPN Disconnected".

    vpn disconnected

    vpn set up

  9. Select "NMSU VPN (user)".

    vpn set up

  10. Next, select the appropriate Group for your task, and then enter your myNMSU Username and Password. When done, select Submit.  To check your connection, open up the Status Area on the bottom right again, and look for "Connected to NMSU VPN (user)".

    vpn sign in

    signed in to vpn



Android
Download NMSU VPN on Android

When attempting to access NMSU services off-campus, such as e-mail and myNMSU Banner Self-Service features (Student and Financial Aid, Faculty, Workflow or Employee tabs), your Internet service provider may not allow you access to some of these services. In this situation, you can use install the NMSU VPN Client on your computer and use it to remotely log into the NMSU Campus Network. This allows faculty, staff, and students to access myNMSU Banner SelfService features, Canvas, and NMSU e-mail from off-campus.

Before going through these steps, please verify that your Mobile device is up to date.

Cisco releases periodic updates to the AnyConnect App to address bugs and compatibility issues. Please make sure the AnyConnect App is kept up to date.

*Note: Quality and reliability are subject to the mobile device's coverage, signal strength, provider, and the mobile device itself.

  1. Download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client from the Google Play Store. When you’ve downloaded the client, launch the AnyConnect App.

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  2. Read the End User License Agreement. If you accept the agreement, tap Accept to continue. If you do not accept the agreement, tap Decline to discontinue. Next, tap Add New VPN Connection...

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  3. Set the Description to NMSU and the Server Address to vpn.nmsu.edu. Then tap Done.

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  4. Tap on the new NMSU connection you just created. Enter your NMSU username in the Username box and your NMSU password in the Password box and tap OK.

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  5. On the next screen, read the disclaimer. If you agree, select I trust this application. to continue. If you do not agree, tap Cancel to discontinue. Then tap OK. (Android-9.png)

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  6. You are now connected as indicated by the Key icon in the Notification Bar at the top. (Android-10.png)


  7. To disconnect, swipe down the Notification Bar at the top, access AnyConnect, and tap Disconnect. (Android-11.png, Android-12.png)

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If you have any questions, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu. To the top

iPhone, iPod, iPad

Download NMSU VPN on iPhone, iPod, and iPad 

When attempting to access NMSU services off-campus, such as e-mail and myNMSU Banner Self-Service features (Student and Financial Aid, Faculty, Workflow or Employee tabs), your Internet service provider may not allow you access to some of these services. In this situation, you can use install the NMSU VPN Client on your computer and use it to remotely log into the NMSU Campus Network. This allows faculty, staff, and students to access myNMSU Banner SelfService features, Canvas, and NMSU e-mail from off-campus. 

Before going through these steps, please verify that your Mobile device is up to date. 

Cisco releases periodic updates to the AnyConnect App to address bugs and compatibility issues. Please make sure the AnyConnect App is kept up to date. 

*Note: Quality and reliability are subject to the mobile device's coverage, signal strength, provider, and the mobile device itself. 

  1. Download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client from the Apple App Store. Then launch the AnyConnect App.  

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  2. Next, read the disclaimer. If you agree, select OK. to continue. If you do not agree, tap Don't Allow to discontinue. Next, tap Add New VPN Connection...

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  3. Set Description to NMSU and Server Address to vpn.nmsu.edu. Then tap Save

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  4. Make sure your new NMSU connection is selected and swipe AnyConnect VPN from the OFF to the ON position. In the Authentication window, enter your NMSU username in the Username box and your NMSU password in the Password box and tap Connect.

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  5. You are now connected as indicated by the VPN icon in the Notification Bar at the top. To disconnect, open the AnyConnect App again, and swipe AnyConnect VPN from ON to the OFF position. 

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Keywords:install vpn, install cisco vpn, android vpn, iphone vpn, ipad vpn chromebook chrome os   Doc ID:102077
Owner:Ahmed D.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2020-05-14 10:44 MDTUpdated:2020-05-14 11:19 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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