You may already have it
- The Cisco AnyConnect client comes pre-installed on all College-provided Windows devices.
ITS offers VPN (Virtual Private Network) access to the campus network to all college employees. VPN software provides a secure connection between your remote computer and the network and allows your computer to function as if it were actually on campus.
It does not directly connect you to your College-provided computer, nor allow you to access files saved to your computer’s hard drive, however when you are working remotely, VPN allows you to access your shared network drives and some applications that can only be run when connected to the campus network. All Lafayette employees have VPN access, and must adhere to the Remote Access VPN Policy when using this service.
Students working with Faculty on research or on other College initiatives can be granted VPN access. Please have the Faculty or Administrator you are working with request your access through the Help Desk.
The Cisco AnyConnect VPN client comes pre-installed on all Faculty and Staff Windows computers. If you are unable to find it, you may follow the instructions to install the software From the web or contact the Help Desk for assistance.
You may install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN using the Managed Software Center currently installed on your device.
To install the software on your mobile device, simply search for “AnyConnect” in your app store and install it.
If you are using a personal device, Linux, or are otherwise unable to find/install the software using the aforementioned methods, you may install it from the web.
Open the application. In Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms, you will be prompted to enter the address of the VPN. On an iOS or Android device, you will be prompted to “Add a new connection.” In either case, you will be using vpn.lafayette.edu as the server address.
Network shares are only connected automatically when connected to the Lafayette network during the login process.
If you need to connect your to your Samba shares, please visit Accessing Lafayette file shares.