How do I connect to the VPN using an Android device?

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Instructions for connecting to Purdue VPN using an Android device.  


  1. Download, Install, and Open the "Cisco AnyConnect (now Cisco Secure Client)" app from the Google Play store.

  1. Accept the EULA terms and conditions


  1. Allow the app to send notifications


  1. Tap 'Connections'


  1. Tap the + symbol at the bottom right corner


  1. In the 'Description field, type 'WebVPN'.
  2. In the 'Server Address' field, type ''

    NOTE: Capitalization matters with the server address
  3. Tap 'Done.'

  1. Return to the Main Menu and Slide the 'AnyConnect VPN' slider to the right to turn it on.


  1. Enter your career account username and password in the fields as appropriate and tap 'Connect'.

  1. Approve the Duo mobile request on your Duo authenticator device

  1. You may see a pop up that says 'Connection request...'  If you read this, and want to allow the connection, tap 'OK'.

  1. You should now show 'Connected' under the 'AnyConnect VPN' slider.

  1. To disconnect, simply slide the 'AnyConnect VPN' slider back to the left.  Now you should show 'Disconnected.'


NOTE: The buttons and selections may vary slightly between versions of Android operating systems, but the settings will remain the same.


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