How to Download and Use Cisco AnyConnect VPN for Mac

To download the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client, log into Blackboard and click on the ‚ÄúSoftware‚ÄĚ tab. Choose the Cisco AnyConnect VPN download link for Mac. Below are step by step instructions on how to download the client.

  • When the client is done downloading, double click on the installer, which will be located on the desktop of your computer

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  • Double click on the AnyConnect.pkg

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  • Once the installer is opened, a Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client set up will appear, which will guide you through the steps necessary to install this software
  • Click “Continue” and agree to the Software License Agreement by clicking “Agree”

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  • Click “Install” to install the software and authenticate by entering in your personal¬†computer password
  • Click “Install Software”

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  • The¬†installation¬†will successfully install
  • Open the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client through the Applications tab in Finder

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  • Type in vpn.highpoint.edu in the box and hit “Connect”

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  • Type in your HPU username and password and click “OK”

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  • You will get an alert stating that you are now connected
  • You can now connect to your HPU O drive. Please click HERE for instructions on how to map your O drive.
  • Note:¬†Do not use both AnyConnect and GlobalProtect at the same time
  • Note:¬†The VPN client is only necessary when you are¬†off¬†campus. VPN will¬†not¬†connect while you are on campus and connected to the wireless internet, ‚ÄúHPU_guest.‚ÄĚ