WiscVPN Client Transition

Posted: 14:44:32, Monday, May 8, 2017   Expiration: 14:44:32, Friday, Dec 29, 2017

This summer, the WiscVPN service is transitioning from the Cisco AnyConnect Client to the Palo Alto GlobalProtect client. This document discusses which client to use under given circumstances.

How you access WiscVPN during the transition will depend on your device and whether you need a static IP address.

Note: If you're not sure what connection type you need, you likely use a dynamic IP address. See WiscVPN - Static vs. Dynamic IP Addresses for more information on static versus dynamic connections.

Connecting to WiscVPN with a PC or Mac Computer (Windows OS or Mac OS X)

Prior to June 14, 2017, all users will connect to WiscVPN via AnyConnect. For information on installing and connecting to AnyConnect, see:

After June 14, 2017, users will use GlobalProtect to connect to WiscVPN with a dynamic IP. Users who need a static IP address will continue to use AnyConnect until further notice.

For information on installing and connecting to Global Protect, see:

Connecting to WiscVPN on a Linux Device

GlobalProtect is not supported for Linux. After June 14, 2017, Linux users should follow IPSEC instructions to set up a dynamic IP connection.

Users who need a static IP address will continue to use AnyConnect until further notice.

Connecting to WiscVPN on a Mobile Device

The university does not have a mobile license for GlobalProtect. After June 14, 2017, mobile users connecting to a dynamic IP will need to configure their device's native VPN client.

Users who need a static IP address will continue to use AnyConnect until further notice.

-- DoIT Help Desk: Angela Terrab

Created: 15:39:37, Monday, May 8, 2017 (by Angela T.)
Updated: 15:39:37, Monday, May 8, 2017 (by Angela T.)