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How to Connect to Goucher VPN

Description:

VPN, short for Virtual Private Network, is a secure connection from a computer to a private network (such as Goucher College) over the internet. A VPN connection allows users who are away from campus to access files or websites usually only available from computers set up in offices, classrooms, or labs in campus buildings.

Follow these steps to set up a remote VPN connection from an off-campus computer.

Before you begin:

  • VPN will only work from off-campus and does not work when connected to the Goucher network on campus. This includes both GoucherGuest and GoucherWiFi.

Steps:

PC:

  1. Open the Start menu in the bottom left, and type in “Cisco.”
  2. Open the “Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client” application from the list of results.
  3. If you do not see Cisco in Search, reinstall the application using our Setting Up a VPN Connection guide. You may also find the VPN client under the “Cisco” folder in “All Apps” on your Start menu.
  4. Once open, type in “remote.goucher.edu‘ into the URL window, and click “Connect”
  5. From there, a Microsoft login page will pop-up. Type in your username in the ‘username@goucher.edu‘ format to sign in, and input your password. You may be asked to verify your login using Multi-Factor Authentication. See our article found here for questions on using MFA.
  6. Once signed in, you’ll see a green check-mark on the lock icon in the Cisco AnyConnect window, indicating you are connected to Goucher VPN.

Mac:

  1. Click the Spotlight icon in the top right, on the menu bar and type in “Cisco”
  2. Open “Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.app”
  3. If you do not see Cisco in Spotlight Search, reinstall the application from Self Service on your Mac, or otherwise see our Setting Up a VPN Connection guide. You can also find the application within your Applications folder.
  4. Once open, type in “remote.goucher.edu‘ into the URL window, and click “Connect”
  5. From there, a Microsoft login page will pop-up. Type in your username in the ‘username@goucher.edu‘ format to sign in, and input your password. You may be asked to verify your login using Multi-Factor Authentication. See our article found here for questions on using MFA.
  6. Once signed in, you’ll see a green check-mark on the lock icon in the Cisco AnyConnect window, indicating you are connected to Goucher VPN.

Setting Up A VPN Connection

Description:

VPN, short for Virtual Private Network, is a type of connection from a computer on the Internet (a public network) to a private network (such as Goucher College). A VPN connection allows users who are away from campus to access files usually only available from computers set up in offices, classrooms, or labs in campus buildings.

Follow these steps to set up a remote VPN connection from an off-campus computer.

Note: If you already have Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client installed on your device, please see our article here for steps on how to connect.

Before you begin:

  • VPN will only work from off-campus and does not work when connected to the Goucher network on campus.
  • Check your computer to see if Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is already installed. If so, launch this program to connect remotely.
  • A different connection is needed for access to library and research databases. To access the library’s electronic resources from off-campus go to the library homepage.

Steps:

  1. Open a web browser and go to remote.goucher.edu.
  2. Select Goucher_Network from the Group drop-down list.
  3. Enter your Goucher username and password, then click Login.
  4. The site will automatically detect your operating system and will provide the appropriate download link. Click the Instructions link and read the instructions for the remainder of the process. NOTE: On the last step of those instructions (Step 9), type in https://remote.goucher.edu as the VPN address instead of what’s shown in that picture.
  5. Click the download link and follow the prompts.

If you run into any problems, please contact helpdesk@goucher.edu.