The Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network) at UVa
Using the UVa Anywhere Profile
This client is no longer recommended
Please note that the Cisco IPSec client (discussed below) is no longer the recommended method for accessing ITS-supported VPNs. We strongly recommend using Cisco AnyConnect instead. For information on installing and using AnyConnect for access to your preferred VPN, please step through our Wizard.
Note: The UVa Anywhere VPN will only work from an off-Grounds location.
UVa Anywhere Use
- Open the Cisco VPN Client (IPsec).
- Select Connection Entries.
- Select UVaAnywhere.
- Select Connect to initiate the VPN Connection.
- Note: You will know you are connected when the little golden padlock on the bottom right-hand side of your screen displays in locked position.
If you have problems connecting, verify you configured the Cisco VPN Client as described above. If you've verified your configuration and still can't connect, try these procedures, in this order:
One: Change the Transport Protocol
- Open the Cisco VPN.
- Click on UVa Anywhere.
- Click Modify.
- Click Transport.
- Change the setting from IPsec over TCP to IPsec over UDP.
- Click on Save.
- Connect again.
Two: Change Connection from Wireless to Wired
If you use a wireless router, disconnect it. Reconnect your computer by wire directly to your cable or DSL modem. Try again to connect.
Three: Verify Certificate
Check to make sure you selected a valid Personal Digital Certificate, as indicated by the expiration date: select the Certificates tab, then click Modify > Certificate Authentication. Try again to connect.
Four: Verify Certificate Chain Setting
- Open the Cisco VPN
- Select UVa Anywhere, and then click the "Modify" icon.
- Select your Certificate in the Name box.
- Uncheck "Send CA Certificate Chain."
- Click on Save.
If you are still not able to connect, contact the UVa Help Desk while in front of your computer.