VPN - Installing Cisco AnyConnect on your Windows PC

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Follow these directions to install Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network (VPN) on your PC. A valid New Paltz username and password is necessary to complete this process:

Step 1: To begin, use your web browser to go to vpn.newpaltz.edu.

Step 2: Choose one of the groups (Split - Home Computers, Full - Wireless or On-Campus, AdminLAN - Campus issued) and click Login

Screenshot of Duo group selection page

Step 3: A login window will come up.  Login with your New Paltz username & password (as you do on other college systems like Office 365 or my.newpaltz.edu).

Step 4: You'll be prompted to download the Windows VPN application.  Click Download for Windows.

Locate the downloaded file and left-click to open:

  • In Chrome, the downloaded file will appear at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.
  • In Firefox, the downloaded file will appear at the top right-hand corner of your screen (green download arrow icon).

Step 5: Run the downloaded installer

Step 6: Accept the license agreement and proceed with the default options for the installation.


After the application is installed, see the link below for instructions on using the application:

VPN - Using Cisco AnyConnect

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