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Cisco Anyconnect - iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) Downloading and Installing Cisco AnyConnect App for iOS


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 details the installation process of the Cisco AnyConnect WiscVPN profiles for iOS devices. Note that currently you will not be able to bypass the UWNet login page by using VPN. This may change in the future.

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Search Cisco AnyConnect and install the App.

    Click on the FREE button to install the client.

  3. Once installed, tap the AnyConnect icon to lauch the app.
  4. Select OK to allow Cisco AnyConnect access to your device's VPN settings.

    When the prompt appears, click OK.

  5. Tap Add VPN Connection... to create the WiscVPN profile.
  6. In the window that appears, enter the following:
    • Description: WiscVPN
    • Server Address:

    Enter the above description and server address when prompted.

  7. Tap Save.
  8. Your WiscVPN profile should now be listed.


  9. Flip the AnyConnect VPN switch to ON.
  10. The Authentication window will pop up.

    The window contains fields for the group connection and your username and password.

  11. Tapping on Group will bring up the list of connection types. Tap on a connection type to use it.

    When you are on campus, you should connect using one of the OnCampus profiles. When you are connecting from off campus, it is best to use one of the OffCampus profiles. For a more technical description of why this is the best practice, please see Document 4007 is unavailable at this time..

    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.

    You can choose between IP-pool, IP-pool-OffCampus, IP-static, IP-static-OffCampus, and IPv6-test

  12. Enter your NetID and Password and tap Connect.

    Fill in the username and password fields with your NetID credentials.

  13. You should now be connected to WiscVPN using AnyConnect.

    The main screen of the VPN app should now show VPN as ON and your status as Connected.

  14. To Disconnect, just flip the AnyConnect VPN switch from ON to OFF.

Keywords:cisco, AnyConnect, ios, iphone, ipad, ipod touch, vpn ipsec   Doc ID:28868
Owner:Help Desk KB Team .Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2013-03-01 15:49 CDTUpdated:2018-08-15 10:56 CDT
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