VPN Installation for Windows 10

NOTE: If you are using a university-owned device supported by OIT or your local IT staff, consult with them first before installing the VPN client.

Recommended browser

Firefox or Chrome is recommended for ease of installation.

 Installation instructions

  1. Download the installer file.
  2. Double click on the downloaded file to begin installation.
  3. Accept the End User License Agreement.
  4. Click on the Install button.
  5. If you are prompted, allow the application to make changes on your computer.
  6. When the installation is complete, go to Using the VPN client (below).

The Cisco AnyConnect client will be added to your Start menu.

Using the VPN client: Connecting and disconnecting

Connecting the VPN client

  1. In the Start menu, click:
    Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  2. In the next window, make sure the Ready to connect field says:
    vpn.ncsu.edu
  3. Press the Connect button.

    The Cisco AnyConnect VPN start screen.

  4. In the next window:
    Select your Group from the drop-down menu.
    Enter your Unity ID and password.
    Press the OK button.

    The AnyConnect login screen.

Disconnecting the VPN client

  1. In the icon tray, locate the lock icon.
  2. Right-click on this icon.
  3. From the menu, select Disconnect.
    The menu options that display disconnect.