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How do I connect to VPN?

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Article SummaryThis article explains what you need to connect with VPN.
This article is intended for all staff and students at all campuses.

Note: To connect to either VPN or the Secure portal you cannot use the campus network - you must connect from off campus. For more on secure portal, see How do I connect to Secure Portal?


  1. You must have a working Internet connection.
  2. You must have a VPN client installed (Cisco AnyConnect).
  3. You must have the VPN client configured.

To connect to VPN

  1. Launch Cisco AnyConnect.
  2. Enter the first time and select Connect.
  3. You will be prompted for your Network Username and Password.
  4. Select OK. Your computer will attempt to contact the college.
  5. When connected, the AnyConnect icon will appear with a padlock
AnyConnect padlock icon
You are connected to the Algonquin college network as if you were logged in on campus.

For help installing and configuring VPN, see:



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