Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a utility which provides a secured connection for your computer. The VPN prevents your data from being intercepted while it is in route to the destination computer. The VPN client has the same functions as a firewall, therefore while the VPN client is running, you must turn off your firewall, or allow IPSec through on your firewall. Additionally, if you are trying to access network resources (your H: drive, e-mail via Outlook client) while you are off campus, you must have the UH VPN client running. If you are trying to access Law Library resources (Hein Online, etc.) you must have the Law Library VPN running on or off campus.
These instructions will assist with the installation of the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client for Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10.
An Internet connection is required.
Download and install the VPN configuration tool from https://law-vpn.gw.uh.edu
Once link is opened you will need to sign in with your COUGARNET ID username and password.
After signing in, the program will begin to download. There will be an Internet Security popup to open the program outside of protected mode. You will click Allow.
After selecting Allow, you will need to click on the link below to install.
Once the screen titled Welcome to the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Installer
appear, click Next.
On the software license agreement screen, select I accept the terms and click Next.
When prompted click Install.
*You may be warned that the program is coming from an unknown source and
asked to confirm if you would like to allow changes to be made to your computer.
Click Yes to continue.
You will see a status bar once the installer begins installation.
Click Finish when prompted to complete installation.
Open the application and sign in with your UH COUGARNET ID username and
password to connect to the VPN.