Installing the VPN with AnyConnect on Windows XP

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Overview

This document describes the steps to access Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client with Windows XP.

Requirements

  • Windows XP
  • Uninstall any previous version of GSU’s Cisco VPN client
  • Your CampusID and CampusID password
    NOTE: If you have forgotten your CampusID password, visit CampusID Webpage

Contents

Installing the VPN with AnyConnect on Windows XP


Steps to Uninstall a Previous Version of GSU’s Cisco VPN Client

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Click “Control Panel”.
  3. Click “Uninstall a program” in the Control Panel dialog box.
    NOTE: If you view your Control Panel by icons, click Programs and Features.
  4. In the Uninstall or change a program dialog box:
    1. Select “Cisco Systems VPN Client 5.5.07.029”.
      NOTE: The version number at the end of the name will vary.
    2. Click “Uninstall”.
  5. Click “Yes” in the Programs and Features dialog box.


Steps to Install Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client with Windows XP

  1. Open Internet Explorer and go to http://secureaccess.gsu.edu.
  2. On the SSL VPN Service page:
    1. Enter your CampusID and CampusID password in the “Login” box.
    2. Select either “On Campus”, “Off Campus”, or “Wireless” for “Group.”
      • Select “Wireless” if you are on campus and are connected to Georgia State University’s wireless network.
      • Select “On Campus” if you are on campus and are connected to GSU’s local area network using wired access.
      • Select “Off-Campus” if you are not on the GSU campus network.
    3. Click “Login” to continue.
  3. Click the “Close” button on the Information Bar dialog box if prompted.
  4. Click on the ActiveX warning ribbon, then select “Install ActiveX Control…”
  5. Click the “Install” button on the Internet Explorer – Security Warning dialog box.

    NOTE: Once the connection is complete, the following image will appear in your browser window. You are now connected over VPN.

    NOTE: AnyConnect Client will also load in your “Task Bar” and can be accessed from there to either disconnect or connect. Additionally, the “Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client” can be found in the Start menu, under “All Programs”. To uninstall the program, go to Control Panel, then click on “Add or Remove a Program”.


Steps to Manually Install the VPN Client

  1. Click on the link labeled Windows 7/Vista/64/XP.
  2. Click Run in the File Download-Security Warning dialog box.
  3. Click Run in the Internet Explorer-Security Warning dialog box.
  4. Click Next in the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Setup dialog box.
  5. Select I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and click Next.
  6. Click Install.
  7. Click Finish when installation is complete.
  8. Click on Windows Start button, and then click “All Programs”
  9. In the list of programs:
    1. Click on Cisco folder
    2. Select Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client folder
    3. Select Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client


Connecting and Disconnecting

AnyConnect Client will also load in your “Task Bar” and can be accessed from there to either disconnect or connect. Additionally, the “Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client” can be found in the Start menu, under “All Programs”.


Uninstalling

If you should need to uninstall the program, go to Control Panel. Then click on “Add or Remove a Program”.

Help

If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact the IS&T Help Center at (404) 413-HELP (4357) or help@gsu.edu.

 
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