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Connecting and Disconnecting to CCRI’s WebVPN Service

  1. To establish an AnyConnect VPN connection after installing the client:
    1. Click on the "Start" button, in the lower left hand corner of the screen
    2. Click on "All Programs"
    3. Click on the "Cisco" folder to open it
    4. Click on the "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client" folder to open it
    5. Click on the "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client" icon to launch the program:

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    6. The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client box will appear with "ccriconnect.ccri.edu" in the "Connect to:" field:

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    7. Click the "Select" button.
    8. You will then be prompted to select your group:
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      1. Click on the down arrow for Group and select your department
      2. Next, enter your username and password in the appropriate fields
      3. Click the "Connect" button
    9. A notification box indicating that you are accessing CCRI’s Network will appear:
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      1. Click the "Accept" button to continue
    10. A Security Alert will appear:
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      1. Click the "Yes" button to continue
    11. You have now successfully installed the VPN client and established a connection. To verify, view the VPN icon:
      1. On a Windows 7 machine, you may have to click on the little up-arrows in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen (near the time) to see the icon.: AnyConnect icon location in Windows 7
      2. On a Windows XP machine, the VPN icon will appear in the system tray in the lower right-hand corner of the screen near the time. AnyConnect in system tray
  2. To end your VPN session
    1. Right click on the VPN icon (see above for location) and select "Disconnect" from the pop-up menuInformation Technology

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