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Android Cisco AnyConnect VPN Installation Instructions

Modified on: Thu, May 20, 2021 at 1:27 PM


Follow the steps below to connect to the WFU Network through the Virtual Private Network (VPN) on an Android smartphone.

1. Locate and launch the Google Play Store app. You can also access the Google Play Store by visiting https://play.google.com/store.
2. In the Google Play Store, search “anyconnect vpn” and select Install.

Screenshot of Google Play Store after searching Any Connect.3. Once the Cisco AnyConnect app is installed on your phone, launch the AnyConnect application. To continue to the application setup you must accept the End User License Agreement by selecting OK. 

Screenshot of Any Connect's End User Agreement.


4. Once on the AnyConnect home screen, select Connections. 

Screenshot of Any Connect Home Page.


5. Select Add New VPN Connection.

Screenshot directing user to select "Add New VPN Connection"

6. Select Server Address. 

Screenshot of VPN Connection Editor. Instructs user to select Server Address.

7. Type in “vpn.wfu.edu” when prompted and select OK

Screenshot of Server Address field where user should type vpn.wfu.edu 


8. To close the Connection Editor select Done

Screenshot of Connection Editor after completing Server Address. Prompts user to select Done.

9.You should see vpn.wfu.edu listed under Connections. Slide beside AnyConnect VPN to connect. 

Screenshot of AnyConnect home page prompting user to slide to connect.

10. After selecting the vpn.wfu.edu connection you will be prompted to enter your Wake Forest University credentials via Google Single Sign-on. 

Screenshot of Google Single Sign On screen.


11. Once you supply AnyConnect with the correct credentials for your account, it will automatically negotiate a VPN connection.  An Icon will appear to identify that you are securely connected to the VPN.  Since there are different versions of AnyConnect for different Android devices, the icon you see may appear differently than what is shown here. Select OK

Screenshot of Connection Request notification. Prompts user to select OK.

12. You are now connected to WFU VPN. 

Screenshot of Any Connect VPN home page when connected to vpn.wfu.edu.



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