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HOW TO: Connect to the Clemson VPN (CUVPN)
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Some Clemson programs and systems require that a computer be located on campus to function properly. To get around this, Clemson has implemented a Virtual Private Network VPN for computers that are not on campus. Clemsonand39s VPN, called CUVPN, functions by routing all of the network traffic on the computer through a secure connection to campus. This makes the computer appear to be on campus for all intents and purposes. It is also useful if a user is in a location with an unsecured network. The CUVPN creates a secure channel. To connect to CUVPN, the computer must have the Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client installed. To install and use the client, follow the instructions below. Installing the Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client If you already have this installed, skip to the next section: 1 Open your web browser and navigate to cuvpn.clemson.edu. Login with your Clemson username and password when prompted. 2 At the welcome message, click Continue. 3 At the next screen, the page will attempt to automatically install the Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client. If any plugins ask for permissions, you can allow them to run. If the automatic installation fails, the webpage will give you a link to download the client manually. Just download this file and run it. Using the Cisco Anyconnect VPN Client to connect to CUVPN: 1 The Cisco client should always be running in the background. To connect, click on the icon for Cisco client. For Windows, this will be the in system tray in the bottom right you may have to click an arrow to show more icons. For Mac, this will be on the status bar at the top. 2 When you click on the icon, the client will open and it should be Ready to connect. Enter cuvpn.clemson.edu into the drop down box and hit Connect. When you are asked for your username and password, enter your Clemson username and password. When the welcome message appears, hit Accept.The computer is now connected to CUVPN. 3 When you are finished with the connection, you can click the same icon and select Disconnect.