These instructions describe how to use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client for MacOS to establish a VPN connection to the Lehigh campus network. If you don't already have Cisco AnyConnect installed, see Install the VPN client (Mac) for instructions.
Using the Lehigh VPN makes your computer appear to be on-campus, directly connected to the campus network and inside the Lehigh-Internet firewall, even though that isn't where you are located physically. There are a number of reasons why you might want to do this; see the VPN Overview for details.
Note that if you are actually on campus, and connected to the campus network via an ethernet cable, you can still establish a VPN connection (which you might want to do to see if the software is correctly installed, for example), but it is completely unnecessary (you don't need to seem to be on campus when you actually are on campus). However, be aware that if you are connected to the campus network via wireless, you cannot establish a VPN connection (it won't work). Do not attempt to test a VPN installation with an active wireless connection.
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