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Instructions

  1. Open a web browser and go to vpn.albany.edu
  2. Enter your NetID and password. This is the same username and password you use to log into Windows on your University computer. Click Login.
  3. The client will now begin the installation process.
  4. You may get a Security Warning from Java. Click Run.
  5. If you get prompted by User Account Control window. Click Yes.
  6. Installation is now complete and you are connected to the VPN. You can close your browser. The icon for the vpn client is the system tray at the lower right hand corner.

Connecting

  1. Run the VPN client by going to Start -> All Programs -> Cisco -> Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client -> Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client
  2. Enter your NetID and password. This is the same username and password you use to log into Windows on your University computer. Click Connect.
  3. The AnyConnect icon will be minimized in the System Tray in the lower right-hand corner.

Disconnecting

  1. Double click on the icon in the system tray at the lower right hand corner to maximize the AnyConnect Application.
  2. Select the Connection tab and click Disconnect.

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