VPN Installation Instructions

Virtual Private Network (VPN) can be used by faculty and staff to connect to Weber State's secure network from off campus.  To connect, you will need to have a VPN desktop client installed on the computer you plan to use while off campus.

Weber State supports the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client which is pre-installed on many WSU laptops and can also be installed on personal devices.

Refer to the following sections on this page:

If you require assistance or have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is the Weber State supported VPN software and what is covered in this instruction set.  However, other VPN clients may work by pointing to our VPN server: vpn.weber.edu

AnyConnect will work on most computing devices.  Click here to see a full list of hardware and software requirements. 

While using WSU's network services, users are subject to WSU's Acceptable Use Policy for Computing and Network Resources (PPM 10-2).  Violation of this policy may result in a user's network access being suspended.  Note that any sort of peer-to-peer (P2P) connection is strictly prohibited while on campus (Torrents, Limewire, etc.).

Windows Installation Instructions

For campus owned computers, these steps may need administrator privileges which could require you to contact your CTC or the IT Service Desk.


If you are installing VPN software on a Weber State Windows computer, Cisco AnyConnect can be installed through the Software Center application without the need for administrator privileges.  Otherwise a manual install can be performed.

To manualy install Cisco AnyConnect on Windows:

  1. Visit https://vpn.weber.edu
     
  2. Login with your Wildcat username and password. 
     
  3. Follow on screen instructions to complete the install (this may require administrator credentials, contact your department's CTC or the IT Service Desk for assistance).
     
  4. After the application is successfully installed, click the Start button, then search for the Cisco AnyConnect Mobility Client application.

     
  5. Once the application is open, type vpn.weber.edu in the connection bar then click Connect.

     
  6. A new Central Authentication System (CAS) window will appear asking for your WSU username and password. Enter in the required information and click Login.
     
  7. Your computer should now be connected to WSU's network services.
     
  8. When finished, disconnect by opening the Cisco AnyConnect Mobility Client and click the Disconnect button.
You will need to re-connect AnyConnect each time you wish to establish a new VPN session.

Mac Installation Instructions

For campus owned computers, these steps may need administrator privileges which could require you to contact your CTC or the IT Service Desk.


If you are installing VPN software on a Weber State Windows computer, Cisco AnyConnect can be installed through the Self Service application without the need for administrator privileges.  Otherwise a manual install can be performed.

To manualy install Cisco AnyConnect on macOS:

  1. Visit https://vpn.weber.edu
     
  2. Login with your Wildcat username and password. 
     
  3. Follow on screen instructions to complete the install (this may require administrator credentials, contact your department's CTC or the IT Service Desk for assistance).
     
  4. Once it's successfully installed, navigate to the Go menu and click on Applications and find the folder named Cisco.

      

  5. Open the Cisco AnyConnect Mobility Client inside the Cisco folder.

  6. In the connection bar, type: vpn.weber.edu then click connect.
  1.  A new window will appear asking for your WSU username and password. Enter the required information and click Login
     
  2. Your computer should now be conncted to WSU's network services. 
     
  3. When finished, disconnect by opening the Cisco AnyConnect Mobility Client and click the Disconnect button.
You will need to re-connect AnyConnect each time you wish to establish a new VPN session.

Mobile Device Installation Instructions

iOS (iPhone / iPad) 

VPN is not supported on all versions of iOS. A device must have Apple iOS 10.3 or later installed for Cisco AnyConnect to work. 

  1. Download the Cisco AnyConnect application from the App Store
  2. Open the Cisco AnyConnect application once installed. 
  3. Tap "Add new VPN connection..."
  4. Tap "Server Address and use vpn.weber.edu as the server address. Press Ok then done.
  5. Tap on the new connection and login with your WSU username and password once prompted. 
  6. Your device should now be connected to WSU's network.
  7. When finished, disconnect by opening the Cisco AnyConnect Mobility Client and click the Disconnect button.
You will need to re-connect AnyConnect each time you wish to establish a new VPN session.


Android

VPN is not supported on all Android devices. You must have Android 4.0 or later installed for Cisco AnyConnect to work. 

  1. Download the Cisco AnyConnect application from the Google Play Store
  2. Open the AnyConnect client application once installed. 
  3. Tap "Add New VPN Connection..."
  4. Tap "Server Address". Use vpn.weber.edu as the server address.
  5. Tap on the new connection and login with your WSU username and password once prompted. 
  6. Your device should now be connected to WSU's network.
  7. When finished, disconnect by opening the Cisco AnyConnect Mobility Client and click the Disconnect button.
You will need to re-connect AnyConnect each time you wish to establish a new VPN session.