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This page contains links to download and installation instructions for VPN software for Mac OS X

Using your internet browser (Firefox, Chrome, Edge, etc.), open the page or click here. Click on the “Download Now” link for the “Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Mac” and you will be prompted to log into the “NVPNSSO”. When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Download Cisco VPN Client for Mac - Straightforward utility designed to enable its users to effortlessly establish connections between their Macs and a Virtual Private Network (VPN) using a Cisco VPN device. Mac OS X 10.4 or later (Universal Binary) file size: 15.4 MB filename. Download cisco vpn for free. System Tools downloads - Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client by Cisco and many more programs are available for instant and free download. HoRNDIS is a driver for Mac OS X that allows you to use your Android phone's native USB tethering mode to get Internet access., Tunnelblick. Download Cisco VPN Client 4.9.01.0180 for Mac. Fast downloads of the latest free software!

University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff can use these directions to set up their Mac OS X computers or devices to connect to the Virtual Private Network (VPN).

If you have a guest account, Technology Services recommends IllinoisNet Wireless for on-campus use. Contact your host for help downloading and installing the VPN if you need guest access for off-campus use.

Quick Start

  • Download the Mac VPN installation package from WebStore.
  • Install the software with administrator privileges.
  • VPN server: vpn.cites.illinois.edu
  • Username: Your NetID
    (or, if you're a guest, your guest ID)
  • Password: Your Active Directory password
    (or, if you're a guest, your guest password)
  • Group: 1_SplitTunnel_Default
    (Note: This is the most common choice. See About VPN Profiles for information about the alternatives, such as Tunnel All for access to Library and WebStore resources.)

Detailed instructions are provided below.

Downloading the VPN software

  1. Download the Mac VPN installation package from the WebStore.
  2. Save the file at an easily findable location, such as your desktop.

Installing the VPN software

  1. Go to the location where you saved the VPN installation package.
  2. Double-click on the .pkg file.
  3. The AnyConnect Installer will launch. Click Continue.

  4. Accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) when prompted: First click Continue, then Agree.



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  5. If given a choice of which packages to install, select only the VPN item and click Continue. Depending on the installer you might not be given a choice.

  6. The installer will estimate how much space is needed. Click Install.


  7. You'll be prompted that Installer is trying to install new software.
    NOTE: This prompt is not asking for your NetID; it asks for your local user name and password on that specific computer.
    • Enter your local user name.
    • Enter your local computer password.
    • Click Install Software.

  8. After the software is installed, you'll receive the message 'The installation was successful'. Click Close.


  9. After installation is complete, your Applications folder will have a new Cisco subfolder containing the AnyConnect VPN.

Starting the software

After you've completed downloading and installing, the Cisco AnyConnect VPN software will be installed in the Application folder's Cisco folder.

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Logging in

When you launch the Cisco AnyConnect client, you'll be prompted to enter the VPN server you wish to connect to.

  • Enter vpn.cites.illinois.edu.
  • Click Connect.

When the connection process begins, you'll be asked for three pieces of information.

  • Group: 1_SplitTunnel_Default
    (Note: This is the most common choice. See About VPN Profiles for information about the alternatives, such as Tunnel All for access to library resources.)
  • Username: Your NetID
    (or, if you're a guest, your guest ID)
  • Password: Your Active Directory password
    (or, if you're a guest, your guest password)

Note: If you want to access Library resources without logging in to the Library Gateway, you should change to the Tunnel All profile.

When the VPN connects, a new icon will be added to your dock. The icon will show a lock image while the VPN is connected.


Disconnecting

When you're done using the VPN connection, disconnect it.

  1. Click on the AnyConnect VPN icon in your task bar.
  2. In the window that appears, click Disconnect.

Troubleshooting and the Statistics window

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The Cisco AnyConnect VPN client gathers information that can help you with troubleshooting speed or connectivity issues. It may be helpful to open the Statistics window while troubleshooting with the Help Desk.

To open the Statistics window:

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  1. Click the graph icon toward the lower left corner of the VPN window.
  2. Choose among the tabs as directed to help your Help Desk consultant with troubleshooting.

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More help

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For more help, contact the Help Desk during the Help Desk's hours of operation.