Skip to body

CWU Service Desk

VPN Download Instructions

VPN Instructions - Remotely access your campus computer from off campus and access network drives
Instructions on how to connect almost any off campus computer to Central’s network (with your Central credentials) via VPN.

*NOTE* Please ensure your Java is up to date before attempting the automatic install.

   1)  To load the new VPN Client, open Internet Explorer or Safari browsers and type in the address: aasgard.gw.cwu.edu      Note: if you have the old CWU VPN client, you should remove it.
    Log in with your CWU credentials using the format: CWU\username.

   2) AnyConnect will start the installation process to put the program onto your computer. Follow any onscreen prompts inside the AnyConnect window. Once completed, the program will be available via the Start Menu or as an icon on your Desktop. It will be called Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client.

    If the VPN connects successfully, you can stop reading here. If it does not, please refer to the instructions below.

   3)  If installation fails, you will see the above screen. The download link button will manually download the installer.  Below is what you should see step by step during the manual installation process.

   4) Once the installation is complete, find and start the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client program on your machine. You may need to type in the web address and your Central cwu\credentials one more time in the box that appears on your screen. Below is what you should see…

    Once connected, you should see a green check mark.

Now that you've successfully connected via the VPN, in order to access your network drives or workstation, you will need to map them to your computer.

If you are mapping a network drive on a PC, please visit the Mapping a Network Drive on a PC article.

If you are mapping a network drive on a Mac, please visit the Mapping a Network Drive on a Mac article.

If you are wanting to connect to your workstation from home, please visit the Remoting into Windows Desktop over VPN article.

Take the Next Step to Becoming a Wildcat.

Admissions@cwu.edu