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Install Cisco VPN (Windows)

The NMSU Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network) application establishes a secure connection to our network off-campus. It allows Windows users 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 an encrypted Internet connection or to access the NMSU local area network off-campus, NMSU offers a Virtual Private Network Client for students, staff, and faculty to download. The VPN allows users to perform network activities such as mapping a network drive, using FT for web publishing and sending email(s) without turning on authentication in email programs such as Outlook, Thunderbird, or Apple Mail.

Windows users can download and Install VPN Client by following the steps below:

Step 1:
Click on the link  to direct you to the NMSU VPN Client Installer page. 

Step 2:
On the Client Installer page, you will be required to provide your NMSU credentials. After providing your NMSU username (i.e. ahmed13) and password, click on login.
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Step 3:
You will then be redirected to the AnyConnect Secure Mobile Client page. On the Secure Mobile Client page click on Download for macOS (for mac users).

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Step 4: 
After downloading is complete, navigate to your Downloads folder to locate the VPN installation tool.  Double click on file (installer) to complete installation prompts.

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In the dialogue display box, click Continue to complete prompts on:
  • End User License Agreement 
Agree to Software License Agreement by selecting Accept and then click Next.

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  • Ready to Install
Click Install to begin software installation.

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  • User Account Control 
When prompted with this notification, choose Yes to proceed with installation.
Note: some user maybe required to input their password and username after accepting Yes (use your computer administrative password and username if prompted).

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  • Completing the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Setup Wizard
Click on Finish to complete installation and exit dialogue box.

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Step 5:
Locate the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and select by clicking on the software application icon to launch.
Note: you can locate the installed software from your Start Menu

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Step 6:
To establish a secure VPN connect, click Connect.
(type in the field provided)

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Step 7:
You will then be prompted to input your NMSU password and username.
Click Ok after providing your Username and Passphrase.

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Keywords:VPN, Windows vpn, dowload vpn, install vpn, Cisco vpn, Install Cisco, VPN for windows   Doc ID:99028
Owner:Ahmed D.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2020-03-17 16:35 MDTUpdated:2020-03-17 17:17 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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