I am required to use VPN to access UH resources. How do I set up AnyConnect VPN client on my Windows device?

VPN Installation Instructions for Windows

Installing the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

  1. Download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client for Windows installer.                                                                                                   

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  2. Enter the CougarNet credentials.         

  3. Click Login.                       

  4. Click the AnyConnect VPN link to download the software. (Java based auto detection platform does not always work, users may need to manually install.)download client

  5. Double-click the AnyConnect.exe file. (Note: You may encounter a Security Warning screen and must click Run to proceed.)

  6. Click Next.click next

  7. Accept the terms for the License Agreement.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Click Install.click install

  10. Once the VPN Client is installed and the message below appears, click Finish.finish install

Note: If you get a User Account Control screen asking if you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to your computer click Allow or Accept.

 

Connecting to the UH VPN 

This is for users that need to access UH secure network resources from off campus.     

  1. Launch the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
    If you don't see Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client in the list of programs, navigate to Cisco > Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
  1. Type vpn.uh.edu.vpnimage3
  2. Click Connect.         

  3. Enter the following information and then click OK:

    • Group: UHVPN
    • Username: your COUGARNET ID
    • Password: your COUGARNET password

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       4. Once the VPN connection is established, a message displays in the lower-right corner of your screen, informing you that you are now connected to the VPN. 

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Disconnect from the UH VPN

  1. In the notification area, click the Cisco AnyConnect icon disconnect icon  if it is displayed. Otherwise, go to your list of programs and click Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

  2. At the prompt, click Disconnect.

 
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Note: If you disconnect from UH VPN you will be required to re-enter your password for reconnections.
 
 
 
 

Connecting to the Full UH VPN

This is for users that need to access web-based journals and databases licensed by UH Libraries. 

  1. Launch the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
    If you don't see Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client in the list of programs, navigate to Cisco > Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.
  1. Type full-vpn.uh.edu.vpnimage3
  2. Click Connect.         

  3. Enter the following information and then click OK:

    • Group: full-vpn
    • Username: your COUGARNET ID
    • Password: your COUGARNET password

                                     

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       4. Once the VPN connection is established, a message displays in the lower-right corner of your screen, informing you that you are now connected to the VPN. 

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Disconnect from the Full UH VPN

  1. In the notification area, click the Cisco AnyConnect icon disconnect icon  if it is displayed. Otherwise, go to your list of programs and click Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

  2. At the prompt, click Disconnect.

 
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Note: If you disconnect from the full UH VPN you will be required to re-enter your password for reconnections.
 
Created: Jan 25, 2018 - 10:37am Updated: Mar 27, 2019 - 10:9am Author: UIT Support Center Article: 2869
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