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Working Remotely

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1 Anyconnect Preferences

Launching AnyConnect

Launch the AnyConnect client from the Cisco folder in Applications.

If this is the first time you have used the client then click on the Cog symbol in the window to edit your Preferences. In the window which opens ensure Allow local (LAN) access when using VPN (if configured) is ticked and then close the window.

2 Screen image: Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

Configure AnyConnect

If this is the first time you have run AnyConnect, enter vpn.lboro.ac.uk  (you only to do this once) and click on Connect.‌

When prompted, enter your University Username and Password. Click Connect.

3 Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

Connected AnyConnect

The following will be displayed for a successful connection: (Further Technical details are available by clicking on the graph button, next to the Preferences Cog).

4 Screen image: Drop-down menu.

Connection established

Once this connection has been established your computer will appear like it is on the campus network. Connections to central filestore can be made, applications such as Apple Remote Desktop, or an SSH connection (Secure Shell) from the Terminal can be run, or afp drives can be mounted in order to access Macs on campus.

When AnyConnect is open you will have an icon in the top menu bar. 

Please remember to disconnect from the AnyConnect client as well as quitting the ARD / Terminal when you have finished.

After you have installed

You can also set up the following. Note that the VPN client must be running when you set up these options from off-campus and when you run these options from off-campus.

Printing for Macs

Individual Workspace for OS X