Remote Access Overview

Most remote access services require that you start by connecting to the ILR departmental VPN.   Detailed instructions for various computing devices are available at: IT Cornell VPN How to...

Here is an overview of the procedure:

  1. Browse to the: CISCO SSL VPN Service
  2. If necessary, install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client following the instructions on the IT Cornell VPN How to... page (if prompted, enter your computer administrator account and password).
  3. Log in with and your Cornell netid (email) password (e.g.
  4. You should see a "connection established" message in your system tray (cisco icon near the clock) in lower right corner)

Once connected to the VPN a variety of services are available, here are the most common:

Important Notes

  • When you are finished accessing ILR/Cornell services through the VPN connection please be sure to right click on the icon in your system tray and select disconnect.
  • To reconnect to the VPN in the future, you can use the instructions above or right click the Cisco AnyConnect icon in the system tray and click Connect.