Off Campus Access (VPN)
Instructions for iPad/iPhone
The latest Cisco AnyConnect version is supported on all iOS devices running iOS version 10.0 or later. If you are unable to update to this iOS versions, you can continue to access the legacy v4.0 AnyConnect client.
All screenshots and instructions below are from an iPhone and will be the same on an iPod Touch, while the steps for use on the iPad are very similar but some buttons or options may be in slightly different positions.
To connect to the VPN you will be required to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). For details on how to enrol your mobile device with Duo Mobile app, please visit lboro.ac.uk/mfa.
Open the App Store and Select Search.
Find and select Cisco AnyConnect. Install app.
Note: Cisco have recently released a new version of their client and called it Cisco AnyConnect (new), renaming the old version of the client to Cisco Legacy AnyConnect. We reccommend users install the new version of the client and more information can be found in the FAQ section linked to on the left.
On the AnyConnect home screen, slide the AnyConnect VPN option to ON.
In the pop up box, enter your Lboro username and password. This will be required each time you connect to the Loughborough University VPN
- Username: Your Lboro username without the @lboro.ac.uk
- Password: Your Lboro password
Select Connect in the top right hand corner of the box.
After submitting your credentials, the AnyConnect client will pause, and a notification should pop up on your phone asking you to approve or deny the connection.
How to Disconnect & Reconnect!
To disconnect from VPN, simply click on the AnyConnect icon on your home screen and slide the AnyConnect VPN option to the OFF position, press the home button to escape the application.