WiscVPN (Mac) - Connecting with the WiscVPN AnyConnect Client


WiscVPN is transitioning from using Cisco AnyConnect to Palo Alto GlobalProtect. For information on which client to use during the transition, see the news item WiscVPN Client Transition.

This document describes how to establish a connection to WiscVPN with the AnyConnect VPN client software on a computer running Mac OS X 10.6 and newer.

IMPORTANT: These instructions have been written for the latest version of the WiscVPN AnyConnect client. If you are still using the previous version, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade now. The current version is compatible with all supported versions of Windows and Mac OS X and can be downloaded from https://wiscvpn.doit.wisc.edu.
  1. Click on Applications > Cisco > Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

  2. The VPN Client will start. The server name should already be filled in; if it is not, type wiscvpn.doit.wisc.edu into the text field. Click Select to proceed.

  3. Your default group connection entry should be selected and all fields except Username/Passcode should be filled:

    If it is not filled, or if you wish to change connection type, use the following settings:
    • Group:
      • IP-pool: dynamic IP
      • IP-pool-OffCampus: dynamic IP, split tunneling
      • IP-static: static IP
      • IP-static-OffCampus: static IP, split tunneling

      Note: When you are on campus, you should connect using one of the OnCampus profiles. Similarly, it is recommended you use one of the OffCampus profiles when you are connecting from off campus, though there are exceptions to this (i.e. you need to ensure that network traffic bound for an off-campus location is encrypted). For a more detailed description of the differences between the OnCampus and OffCampus profiles and an explanation as to why this is considered the best practice, please see WiscVPN - Split Tunneling.

      For more information about the difference between dynamic and static IP's as well as how to acquire a static IP, see WiscVPN - Static vs. Dynamic IP Addresses

    • Username: NetID username
    • Passcode: NetID password

      Note: those using a static IP will have received a separate username, which is normally your NetID with an underscore and a one added to it, such as bbadger_1. These users will still use their NetID password to log in.

  4. Click Connect to initiate a connection to WiscVPN.

  5. The AnyConnect icon will now appear in the menu bar:  The Cisco AnyConnect icon in the menu bar.

  6. To disconnect from WiscVPN, click on the AnyConnect VPN client icon in the menu bar and select Disconnect.

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Owner:Xander Z.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2009-10-31 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-12-23 14:34 CDT
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