VPN Installation Instructions for the Apple iPad or iPhone

NC State Cisco AnyConnect VPN Initial Installation Instructions for Apple iPad.  This method also works for the iPhone.


Step 1:

Go to the iTunes App Store and download/install the Cisco AnyConnect app (now known as the AnyConnect Security Mobility Client).




Step 2:

Find the newly installed application in your Apple device named “AnyConnect” and tap on it to open the application.




Step 3:

A confirmation window opens the first time you start AnyConnect on the device.  It states “Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client extends the VPN capabilities of your device.  Do you want to enable this software?” Select “OK”.




Step 4:

Click on “Add VPN Connection. . .” to enter a new profile:




Step 5:

Enter the following VPN settings:

Description: NCSU (or whatever you’d like to name it)
Server Address: vpn.ncsu.edu

Leave the rest at the default settings and click on “Save:”




Step 6:

Start the VPN service while the application is loaded by moving the slider next to “AnyConnect VPN” to “On”




Step 7:

Enter your NCSU Unity id and password when prompted then click on the Connect button.




Step 8:

You are now connected to NC State’s VPN service.  This is indicated by the “VPN” icon in the upper left hand corner.  To disconnect, load the AnyConnect application again and change the near slider beside “AnyConnect VPN” at the top of the screen to Off.