VPN at LSU: Installing AnyConnect App (Android Device)

** Android Device Variation Notice **

There are many different versions of Android used on mobile devices. This article will present a generic set of instructions for Android-based devices. It should be used as a guide while using your Android device. Screenshots, as well as instructions, will vary depending on device make and model. While we try to include all possible options that a user may encounter, a user may see something different than what is shown in this article. For any issues that may arise while using this article, please contact the Service Desk for further assistance.

This article will tell you how to install the Cisco AnyConnect Client on your Android device in order to access the LSU network through a VPN connection.

To Install the AnyConnect App on an Android Device:

1. Open the Android Market on your mobile device. 

2. Search for & Select the Cisco AnyConnect App that best matches your device.

  • "Cisco AnyConnect for Samsung" for Supported Samsung Devices.

  • "Cisco AnyConnect for Rooted" for rooted devices running Android 2.1 or later.

3. After installation completes, open the AnyConnect app. (Tap the AnyConnect Icon.)

AnyConnect icon

4. Tap Add New VPN Connection.

Add New VPN Connection at the bottom of the screen.

5. LSU Connection Settings:

  • DescriptionLSU VPN

  • Server Address: client.vpn.lsu.edu

  • Advanced Preferences: Check the Advanced Preferences to make sure that the setting is on Automatic.

  • Save: Touch the Done button when all of the settings have been entered.

LSU connection settings displayed on the connection editor.


Related Information

For instructions on how to connect to the VPN, view VPN at LSU: How to Connect? (Android Device).

For web browser information: See the ITS Web Browser Recommendations.

Troubleshooting VPN

The Automatic Installation DID NOT work...

1. Try another Web Browser. ITS Recommends using Firefox or Safari. 

2. See ITS Web Browser Recommendation for more information.

Still NOT Working?

1. Manually download the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client file from client.vpn.lsu.edu.

2. Manually install the client by dragging the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client to the Apps folder.

3. Manually connect to the VPN. View detailed instructions on connecting.


Referenced from: Cisco.com

9/1/2023 2:59:49 PM