VPN - Set-up Guide Android

Configuring the Cisco AnyConnect VPN

1. Open the Google Play Store application and search for Cisco AnyConnect.

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a. For newer Samsung devices install the Samsung AnyConnect from the below link:

b. For newer HTC Devices install the HTC AnyConnect from the below link:

c. For all other devices or if your device fails to install one of the above two (or if you cannot see the above two), install the regular Cisco AnyConnect+ for ICS from the below link:

2. Select “install”

3. An app permission box will open. Select “Accept”

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4. Open the AnyConnect application, and choose “Connection”

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5. Tap Add New VPN Connection...
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6. Enter the following:

  • “U of S” in the “Description” field
  • “tunnel.usask.ca” in the “Server Address” field

Select "Done"

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7. To connect to the VPN select the AnyConnect VPN option from the main menu.

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8. You will be prompted for your “Username” (NSID) and “Password”.

  • In the “Username” entry box enter your NSID
  • In the “Password” entry box enter your NSID password

Select “Connect”

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9. If you get a security prompt from the system that AnyConnect is attempting to create a VPN connection select “I trust this application”

10. Select “OK”

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11. The VPN will connect

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12. Any traffic destined for usask.ca will be sent over the VPN connection, while all other traffic will be left untouched and will connect to the internet as normal

13. To disconnect, return to the main menu and tap the "On" button to toggle it off.

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