The VPN connection window will launch and should have the correct address already in the blank. If it does not, enter vpn.illinois.edu and hit connect.
You will be prompted to enter your username and password. Enter your University NetID and password here. The default option for group of 1_SplitTunnel_Default should be fine in almost all scenarios.
If your Anyconnect software is not on the latest version you will be prompted to update. We suggest hitting Defer here as the Software Center on your computer will handle updating your VPN software automatically once it checks in.
Once you have successfully connected you will see a new icon in the bottom right of the login screen indicating that you are connected. If you would like to disconnect from the VPN at any time simply click this button and it will disconnect immediately.
The VPN connection will persist once you login to Windows and you will not need to connect again. You will recieve a Windows notification once you have logged in telling you that the VPN is still connected.
You can double check your VPN is still connected by looking for this icon in the task tray. If there is a lock on the icon your are currently connected to the VPN.