How to connect to VPN on a Windows device


Instructions for connecting your college provided computer to VPN.


Article Type: How to connect to VPN on a Windows device


  • How can I connect to VPN on my Windows device? 


You can connect to VPN using Cisco AnyConnect on your Windows-based college device.  If you do not have Cisco AnyConnect, please check "Software Center" to install the software. 

  • To connect please click on the Cisco AnyConnect desktop icon, or type Cisco AnyConnect into the search bar and click Cisco AnyConnect when it appears


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  • When the Cisco AnyConnect dialog box appears Anoka VPN should appear.  If not select it from the dropdown box.
    • If Anoka VPN is not available, you will need to enter the VPN addresses manually.
      • ARCC:
      • ATC:
  • Click “Connect”

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  • Once connected you will be prompted to enter your credentials.  You may see either box depending on your home campus.
    • Username: StarID
    • Password: StarID Password
  • Click “OK”

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  • You will receive a dialog box stating you are connected.  You can also check by clicking the show hidden icons button on the task bar at the right side of the screen.

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This article will assist users that have Cisco AnyConnect installed connect to VPN.  



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