University of California, Riverside

Virtual Private Networking



Using AnyConnect


What is AnyConnect?

AnyConnect is a program you install on your computer to connect to campus services. AnyConnect tunnels all internet traffic through UCR's VPN, so it can be used for library services (including desktop applications such as SciFinder Scholar), as well as accessing other campus resources that are restricted to on-campus. AnyConnect supports a wide variety of operating systems including:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 (both 32 and 64 bit for all versions)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or greater
  • Linux x64 via REL6 and 7, and Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) and 14.04 (LTS) (other distributions and/or versions are known to work, but are not officially supported)

Always log out when done to avoid someone using your account to gain access to UCR's network.

Installers

Click on one of the links below to download the AnyConnect client software for your associated operating system.

Once installed you can connect to the VPN by opening the AnyConnect client software on your computer. You will no longer need to go to the VPN website to log in.

Windows logoWindowsApple logoMac OS XLinux logoLinuxiOS logoiOSAndroid logoAndroid
Windows 7 and above

Windows XP SP3 and Vista SP2
MAC OS X 10.8 and above

MAC OS X 10.4 - 10.7

PPC based MAC OS X
32bit Linux

64bit Linux
iOS 8.3 and above Android 4.x - 6.x

How to Install and Use AnyConnect

Windows 7 and up

Initial Installation

Download the AnyConnect installer for Windows 7 and above.

Go to the Downloads folder for your browser then double click on the installer to run.

 

Click Next to start the installation process.

VPN Installer

The End User License Agreement will open. Select "I accept the terms in the License Agreement".

Click Next.

License agreement
Click Install Initiate VPN installation
Once the installation wizard is complete click Finish to close the installer. Installation complete
Using the AnyConnect Client

Click on the Start Menu and search for "Anyconnect", then select the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

Start menu

Pin the AnyConnect app to your taskbar for easier access (optional):

  1. Right click on the program in your taskbar.
  2. Select "Pin this program to taskbar"
Pin to taskbar

If not already entered, type vpn.ucr.edu into the VPN client then click Connect.

VPN Client server field
You will then be prompted to log in. Log in using your UCR Net ID and password. Login prompt
To disconnect from the VPN when finished click the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client in the Quick Launch bar. Quick Launch bar
This will display the VPN client. Click Disconnect. Click Disconnect

Mac OS X

Initial Installation

Download the AnyConnect installer for Mac OS X 10.8 and above.

 

Go to the Downloads folder for your browser to open the downloaded installer image then double click on the installer to run.

Downloads folder
VPN installer

The Software License Agreement will open. Click Continue.

License agreement
Click Agree to agree to the terms of the license. Agree to terms
Select your computer as the download location, if not already selected, then click Continue. Select download location
Click Install Initiate installer
Once installed click Close to close the installer. Installation complete
Add the AnyConnect Client to your Dock by navigating to the Cisco folder within the Applications folder in the Finder, then dragging the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client down to your dock. Add to Dock
Using the AnyConnect Client
Open the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client by clicking on the icon in the dock. Dock icon

If not already entered, type vpn.ucr.edu into the VPN client then click Connect.

VPN client server
You will then be prompted to log in. Log in using your UCR Net ID and password. Login prompt
To disconnect from the VPN when finished click the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client icon in the Apple menu bar on the right, then select Disconnect. Disconnect

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing Support Services
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-3555
Fax: (951) 827-4541
helpdesk@ucr.edu (Faculty & Staff)
helpdesk@student.ucr.edu (Students)

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