Connecting to the campus VPN with a Chromebook

Connect to the campus VPN with a Chromebook or other device running ChromiumOS.

Step 1 – Open the app drawer at the bottom left, then click the arrow to open it fully.

ChromeOS app drawer.

Step 2 – Open the App Store

ChromeOS App Store.

Step 3 – Search for Cisco AnyConnect, then scroll down to the “Apps” click “Add to Chrome” next to the Cisco AnyConnect option. Click “Add app” in the dialog box that appears.

Cisco AnyConnect in app store.

Step 4 – Once it’s installed, click the time in the bottom corner. Then click the VPN option.

ChromeOS settings menu.

Step 5 – Next to Cisco AnyConnect, click the Plus button.

Cisco AnyConnect add connection.

Step 6 – Click Add New Connection in the VPN window.

Cisco AnyConnect add connection settings.

Step 7 – Enter IllinoisVPN for the name, and for the server address. Click Save Changes.

VPN connection settings.

Step 8 – Close the window, then go back to the options in the bottom corner and click the VPN option again (Step 4). This time when you click it, you should see an option for IllinoisVPN, which you can click and open.

IllinoisVPN option.

Step 9 – In the window that appears, leave the group as SplitTunnel_Default, enter your NetID in the Username field, and enter your NetID password. Then click Submit, and it will connect to the VPN.

VPN connection settings.

Note: When you are finished using the VPN service, please remember to disconnect by opening the VPN settings (Step 4) and clicking DISCONNECT next to the IllinoisVPN entry.

KeywordsVPN, chromebook, chrome book, ChromeOS   Doc ID101477
OwnerAlex G.GroupAnswers @ ACES
Created2020-04-27 14:51:08Updated2020-04-28 13:55:00
SitesUniversity of Illinois - College of ACES
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