This will walk you through connecting to the VTCRI VPN in order to access documents, programs, and licenses on the VTCRI servers.
- Ensure that you are not currently connected to a VTCRI wired or wireless network as the process will not work if it detects you are on the network here (your home wireless network or the Carilion Public Wifi will work well for this).
- Open up your web browser of choice (in this case we are using Google Chrome).
- In the address bar, type http://vpn.vtc.vt.edu and press enter.
- Make sure the Group drop-down is set to VTCRI-Default.
- Enter your VTCRI username and password in the appropriate text areas below the drop-down:
- Press Continue on the next screen.
- The screen will show a progress bar for attempting to load Cisco AnyConnect on your system. It will fail and bring you to this screen:
- Press the blue AnyConnect VPN link.
- It will prompt you to save a file. After saving it you can double-click the file to run it.
- Select the defaults that come up for the AnyConnect software and then click Finish.
Open the Cisco AnyConnect program and in the address bar type vpn.vtc.vt.edu and click Connect.
Enter your VTCRI Username and Password in the login box displayed.
When prompted to let you know you have connected, click Accept.
You should now be able to access VTCRI files/folders/servers as if you were physically present at the VTCRI.
When you are finished with the VTCRI activities, make sure to right-click the AnyConnect icon in your taskbar (bottom right for Windows Systems and upper-right with a Mac OSX) and select Disconnect or Quit.
Next time you are ready to use VTCRI resources start at Step 11