Remote Access (VPN) Windows Install

Remote Access Service (VPN) Windows Install Directions and Screenshots
  1. Review the System Requirements below. Ensure that you have the following:
    • XP SP2 and SP3
    • Vista with Internet Explorer 6.0 or later or
    • Firefox 2.0 or later with ActiveX enabled or install Sun Java version 1.5 or later.
    • To check your version of Java, go to the Start menu, select ‘Run’ and type ‘cmd’ in the space provided.

      In the window that opens, type ‘java -version’ and press Enter. The version of Java will appear.
    • If you do not have Java on your computer, you can download it from http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp. Add https://remote.neu.edu as a trusted site on your browser.
  2. Go to the Remote Access Network by typing connect to remote access VPN by typing https://remote.neu.edu/ or go to the Using Remote Access Service (VPN) page and once you have read and agreed to the terms, click on the CONNECT button
  3. Login using your NUnet username and password
  4. The Appropriate Use message will appear. Click Continue.
  5. On the screen that appears, click the button labeled ‘start AnyConnect’. That brings up a box that says ‘Cisco AnyConnect’. When asked to do the install, press ‘Allow’. Your browser will automatically download, install, and run the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client software.
  6. Once loaded, a screen appears saying Connection Established and an icon will appear in the taskbar on the lower right side of the screen. You may close your browser at this point.