Vpn Windows

Instructions for setting up VPN for Windows

The VPN client used at the HTW is "Cisco AnyConnect". 

You can download Cisco AnyConnect for Windows in the internal area after successful authentication using the HTW login and password.

Installation (once)

For VPN access, the VPN client "Cisco AnyConnect" must first be initially installed (see VPN downloads). Make sure you have administrator privileges on the appropriate system as they are usually needed during installation. The version pictured here is only an example. The download area always provides the latest installation files.

Start the installer, select "Next", confirm the license conditions and then select "Next" followed by "Install". Usually administrator rights are demanded. After successful installation, finish the installation software with "Finish".

In some rare cases, no VPN connection could be established directly after the installation. This problem could be solved with a Windows restart.

Connect to VPN

After having installed Cisco AnyConnect Client once, you can start a VPN connection as described below.

From the Start menu (corresponding to your Windows version) in the "Cisco" folder, select the "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client", e.g., by pressing the Start button and entering "AnyConnect". If you have placed AnyConnect on the taskbar, you can alternatively call AnyConnect by clicking on the corresponding logo.

In the opening window enter as server address "vpn-sec.htw-dresden.de" (if this is not already in the appropriate field) and click" Connect". Possibly, AnyConnect obtains and installs a software update before the next step, which may cause a short delay.

In the next window, select the desired vpn profile (usually "HTW-vpn-split", see VPN Home) and enter your HTW login together with the associated password and click on "OK". This establishes the VPN connection and AnyConnect then minimizes itself in the Windows toolbar.

Disconnect to vpn

To disconnect the VPN connection, click the AnyConnect icon in the system tray, and then click "Disconnect". After that you can close the window. AnyConnect will remain as an icon in the taskbar, through which you can connect at a later time.

If you want to close AnyConnect, right-click on the AnyConnect icon and choose "Close".