University of Oregon

Cisco VPN Client


Are you new to VPN?
If you are new to using the university's VPN software, we suggest using Cisco AnyConnect.

However, if you have been using our VPN software since July, 2009 the best way for you to get running is to download and install the new VPN profile for your VPN Client.

A note for Mac OS X 10.7 customers:  The current version of Cisco VPN client does not run properly if the Mac OS is running the 64-bit kernel and Cisco has yet to release a compatible client. In the meantime, please see Cisco VPN Client Compatiablity for a workaround. If you are still having troubles, please use the Cisco AnyConnect software.

Downloading the Cisco VPN Client

To download this software, go to the VPNClient download page and log in with your Duck ID and password.

How do I use the Cisco VPN Client?
To start a VPN connection:

  1. Open the Cisco VPN Client program
  2. Click the "Connect" button
    VPN Client window
  3. Enter your Duck ID and password in the username and password boxes and click the OK button
    VPN login window


To end a VPN connection:

  1. Locate the VPN Client software that is currently running
  2. Click the Disconnect button in the VPN Client window
    VPN disconnect button

System Requirements
The Cisco VPN Client runs on Windows 7, Vista and XP and Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.6.

Additional Assistance
If you have additional questions please contact our Tech Desk.