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Use Cisco AnyConnect VPN on a university Windows computer

As of Fall 2023 we have began transitioning to GlobalProtect as our VPN clients. Please refer to the global protect page for more instructions:

Follow these instructions to connect to the VPN from your university-owned Windows computer.

If Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is not already installed on your computer, you may install it from Software Center.


  1. Click the Start menu, then find Cisco AnyConnect listed in your applications. Click Cisco AnyConnect to open it.

  2. If not pre-populated, enter as the connection address. Click Connect.

  3. Enter your UNC Asheville username and password. The default group, UNCAVPN, is the correct value.

  4. Accept the authorization message.

  5. The VPN client will establish a connect and minimize to your System Tray. You may access the client to monitor your VPN connection by clicking the ⌃ caret icon near your system clock.

  6. When finished working, open Cisco AnyConnect and click Disconnect.

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