Accessing the College of Engineering's VPN

These instructions detail the process for setting up and using the Engineering VPN client software. This client is useful for connecting to engineering resources that would not normally be accessible from off-campus.

Installing and Using the Engineering VPN


Attention: The College of Engineering VPN network is automatically given all College of Engineering faculty and staff. If you are a faculty or staff member who does not already have this access, you can activate your access in the same way that Engineering graduate students can.   If you are a graduate student in the College of Engineering, you may activate your access using the information in http://kb.wisc.edu/cae/page.php?id=23424 .


 Installing the Cisco AnyConnect Client and Connecting for the First Time

1. Navigate your browser to https://dept-ra-cssc.vpn.wisc.edu/ . You will be presented with a login page. 
 
Login

2. Under the GROUP: option, please select the option that best suits your needs. Engineering_Split (Split Tunnel configuration) will work for most situations, however, Engineering_Full (Full Tunnel configuration) is required in some circumstances. College of Engineering collaborators may use the Engineering_Collaborator option. If you are unsure of which option is best for you, please contact your Department Support Person

Group

3. Log in using your CAE USERNAME: and PASSWORD:.

Username and password

4.In the new prompt that appears, run the Cisco Systems application by selecting Run. If you do not see this prompt, please ensure java is installed by visiting http://java.com/

Note: Most browsers will no longer support the Java automated installation. In this case, the installer will say that the automated installation failed, and provide you a download link for a manual installation. If this happens, download the manual installer by clicking the link, and walk through the installation steps. Then proceed to follow the Configuring the Cisco AnyConnect Client instructions below.

Run the app


5. Wait while the AnyConnect client is being installed.

6. When completed, you will be informed that the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client is now connected. Note the icon that will now appear in your system tray. 

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The Engineering VPN client has now been installed and configured and you have been connected for the first time.



 Configuring the Cisco AnyConnect Client

If you already have the Cisco AnyConnect Client installed, or used the manual installation method, you will need to configure the client.

1. Open the Cisco AnyConnect Client by finding it in the Start menu.

2. Change the Connect to: field to say dept-ra-cssc.vpn.wisc.edu and click Connect



3. Under the GROUP: option, please select the option that best suits your needs. Engineering_Split (Split Tunnel configuration) will work for most situations, however, Engineering_Full (Full Tunnel configuration) is required in some circumstances. College of Engineering collaborators may use the Engineering_Collaborator option. If you are unsure of which option is best for you, please contact your Department Support Person



4. Log in using your CAE USERNAME: and PASSWORD:

5. You should see AnyConnect show a message above the taskbar that says VPN Connected to UW Dept VPN.

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6. If you click on the lock in your taskbar, you will be presented with the new AnyConnect client.

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7. When you want to disconnect from the VPN, simply click on the Disconnect button.

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8. To re-connect, simply open the AnyConnect Client again, and connect to UW Dept VPN (central campus).

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Keywords:Engineering vpn anyconnect ssl vpn.wisc.edu coe   Doc ID:22856
Owner:David D.Group:Computer-Aided Engineering
Created:2012-02-27 15:36 CSTUpdated:2017-09-20 10:28 CST
Sites:Computer-Aided Engineering
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