How to Use the GW VPN

Since July 15, 2019, the GW VPN is no longer required for accessing the CATS system from off-campus. However, students may still wish to use the VPN in order to establish a secure connection to GW's campus.

Note: If you already have the Cisco AnyConnect client installed on your computer, you may skip to step 5.
  1. Go to GW's Software Download page.
  2. If prompted, log in with your GW NetID and password.
  3. Locate the Cisco VPN (Off-Campus Access) section and download the appropriate client for your computer (Mac or PC).

  4. After downloading, install the client on your computer.
  5. After you have installed it, run the Cisco AnyConnect program on your computer.
  6. In the box that pops up, type: and click Connect.

  7. When prompted for your username and password, enter your NetID and password (same as you use to log in to your email and other campus systems) and then click OK.

  8. You are now connected to the VPN.