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Download and Configure the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Software

In order to connect to the Lehigh network, and many of the resources on it from an off-campus computer, users need to install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client. This software encrypts your device's network traffic, and allows it to pass through a 'tunnel' over the internet, and onto the Lehigh network, allowing a remote device to function as if it were on campus.

The steps below describe the process of downloading and installing the software onto 'desktop' computer operating systems -- they're the the same for Windows and Mac.

For other devices, see https://lts.lehigh.edu/services/vpn

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Open a web browser, and enter "vpn.lehigh.edu" into the address bar.

Screenshot: 
web-page-at-vpn.lehigh.edu
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Enter your Lehigh username and password, and click 'Log In'.  In the resulting window, click 'Download for <your OS>'

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Cisco Download Page
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Click "Instructions" and scroll down to display additional help for running the installation program. 

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cisco installation instructions
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Once the program has started, enter "vpn.lehigh.edu" in the server name box, and click "Connect"

Screenshot: 
cisco-client-server-name-box
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Last, enter your  username and password. Unless you need to access Library Resources, leave the "Group" set to "General Access".  The program's menu icon will display a 'lock' overlay when you have a secure connection.

Screenshot: 
cisco-client-username-group-box

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu