The Virtual Private Network (VPN) client software is required for access to Carleton University resources that are restricted to on-campus use.  It provides a secure encrypted channel from your home to the campus and allows access to many campus resources.

Windows 10

  1. Go to: and login with your MC1 Username and Password.
  2. On the following page, click “Continue”.
  3. Wait for “Java Detection”. This could take a couple minutes.
  4. In some circumstances depending on your computer system configuration, automatic installation may fail and you will be prompted to manually download installer package. Click “AnyConnect VPN” to continue.

    1. Depending on your browser:
      1. In Google Chrome, open the downloaded .exe file;
      2. In Microsoft Edge, click “Run” in the message bar at the bottom of the page; and
      3. In Mozilla Firefox, select “Save File” in the pop-up window. Click on the blue Downloads arrow in the top bar of the browser, and click on the downloaded file.
  5. Follow the prompts to run the Cisco Anyconnect Security Mobility Client Setup.
    If a security message appears, click “Yes” to allow the software to be installed.
  6. In the future, to use the VPN Service, you can use the “Start Menu” item to launch the Cisco AnyConnect Security Mobility Client window. If the dropdown menu is empty, type and click “Connect”.
  7. Enter your MC1 Username and Password and click “OK” to login.
  8. You will be asked to Accept the terms/policy’s of Carleton University, to finish the connection you will have to click the “Accept” button. You will now be connected to Carleton’s network.