Off-Campus Access Using VPN

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Off-campus access using VPN

To access Waseda University network from off-campus, you need to install a software called "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client" [*1] on your computer and make a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection [*2].
Since Waseda University restricts access to its network to people related to the university only, you need to login using a Waseda ID or Waseda mail address and password to establish a VPN connection. Note that since any computer connected to the on-campus network is considered part of the on-campus network of Waseda University, you must comply with all regulations specified by Media Network Center.

  • *1 You do not need to install special software on Mac.
  • *2 VPN is a technology which allows virtual access to our on-campus network from any network outside that of Waseda University. When a VPN connection is established from off-campus, communications with our network will be encrypted by Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. Any other communications you will use your usual connections (for example, via an ADSL connection provided by an Internet service provider).
  • *3 Viewing of sites with URLs containing the word “LOCAL,” e.g. http://www.***.waseda.jp/***/LOCAL/*** (*** represents any arbitrary set of characters) is restricted to people related to the university. You can view these Web sites by using VPN.
  • *4 Links inside IT Service Navigation that state, “(Viewing allowed on-campus only),” are to pages accessible via a VPN connection.

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How to set up and make a connection

This section outlines the process. For detailed information on the setup procedure, refer to the manual in the MyWaseda.

1)Required hardware and software Hardware
Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10, Mac OS X 10.7 or higher、iOS
Software
  • Windows : Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  • Mac、iOS : You do not need to install special software.

Currently, MyWaseda is under emergency maintenance.
Please download the manual and software from the following URL.

[Manual, Software]
MyWaseda
→Global navigation [IT Services]
→Service Menu [Help Desk]
→[マニュアル等/Manual and Software]
 └[VPN利用による学内ネットワーク接続/Off-Campus Access Using VPN]
  └[ソフトウェア/software]
   └[AnyConnect Software Download]

2)Initial setup
(Do first)
  • Windows : Install "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  • Mac、iOS : Wireless network (VPN) setup
3)Making a connection
(Every time, do)
  • Proxy setup
  • Start the Connection (VPN) and enter your user ID and password.

    * The user ID is your Waseda ID or Waseda mail address, and the password is your password.

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If you cannot connect to the VPN

Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ] (in Japanese) .

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