Connecting with Cisco AnyConnect (Windows)

You will need to install the Java Runtime Environment before you will be able to successfully install the AnyConnect program. You can download this Java program at http://www.java.com.

Installing and Connecting to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

  1. Point your browser to https://vpn.drexelmed.edu.
  2. Enter your Drexelmed username and password.
  3. Click Login.
  4. Click the Start AnyConnect link in your browser window to begin installation the AnyConnect program. If you receive a certificate warning, click Yes to accept the certificate and continue with the installation.
  5. Once the installation is complete, you will be automatically connected. You should now see the icon, located in the system tray, that indicates connection. This icon is represented by two green dots and a gold lock. 


Disconnecting from the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client

  1. Right-click the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client icon in your system tray.
  2. Select Open.
  3. From the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client screen, choose Disconnect.

    NOTE: The icon that indicates disconnection is represented by two green dots.

Reconnecting to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client
You can reconnect to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client using two different methods:

Log in at https://vpn.drexelmed.edu, click Start AnyConnect, and follow the instructions for Installing and Connecting with the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client again.

-OR-

From the Start menu:

  1. Click All Programs.
  2. Click the Cisco folder to open it.
  3. Click the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client folder to open it. You will see the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client program in the folder.
  4. Click the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.
  5. On the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client screen,
  6. Enter your username and password.
  7. Click Connect.