The Goal of Remote Network Registration is to allow you to prepare your PC or Mac in advance to help register your computer prior to arriving on campus to save you time and get you up and running as soon as possible.
All computers that are registered to the university network must have:
All operating system updates for Mac or Windows.
Antivirus software with updated virus definitions.
Please note: You must claim your NetID first before following the next steps. These instructions require you to log in and download software using your NetID name and password.
Once you have verified that your computer meets the network requirements, you can proceed to register it.
Please note the remote network registration is only for computers with Windows 10 or newer and macOS 11 or newer. All other devices will need to be upgraded.
You will be prompted to log on through the University Single Sign On. Log in with your NetID and password:
You’ll see both Windows and Macintosh installation files.
For Windows Users
Download the cisco-secure-client-win .zip file.
Open the .zip file and run the Setup application to install.
When prompted, click Install Selected as in the below prompt:
Read and accept the End User License Agreement (EULA).
You will be prompted to reboot your system when completed. Click OK and reboot your computer.
Once you are on campus, you can select the Student Wi-Fi network, enter your NetID and password, and the Cisco Security Client will scan and run a compliance check to make sure you are up to date with a current operating system, patches, and antivirus. Once the scan is complete and your computer is found to be compliant, your computer will be on the ‘Student’ network.
For Mac Users
Download the cisco-secure-client-macos .dmg file
Launch it and select the Cisco Secure Client.pkg
Click continue and accept the license.
Make sure that only the following two options are selected:
AnyConnect VPN (grayed out)
Click Continue, and Install the application.
You will likely need to unblock an extension for the application to work correctly.
If prompted, click the Open System Settings button.
Select Privacy and Security, find System software from application “Cisco Secure Client – Socket Filter” and click Allow. Click Allow to the next message. The “monitored” message pertains to malicious network activity which will help to protect your computer.
When you receive the System Extension Enabled message, click Dismiss, and you have successfully installed the Cisco Secure Client application.
Restart the computer once the install is finished so the services start correctly.
NOTE: Upon restart the below window will automatically come up. Do not enter anything in the AnyConnect VPN: field, and just “x” out of the window.
Once you are on campus, you can select the Student Wi-Fi network, and connect with your NetID and password. The Cisco Secure Client will scan and run a compliance check to make sure your computer is updated with a current operating system, security patches, and antivirus. Once the scan is complete and your computer is found to be compliant, your computer will be on the Student network.