Visit Isweb.fdu.edu and select "Personal Computing", followed by "Software Download" followed by either the student or faculty/staff version of the VPN Client Software.
Important: In order to access the VPN software
download, a valid NetID account is required.
1. Type your FDU NetID Login
Name and Password.
2. Then click OK.
Both files displayed within the following dialog will be downloaded
to your computer’s hard drive in order to complete the installation.
3. Right click on the FDU
Profile link and select Save Target
As… (or Save Link As…)
the FDU Profile to a location on
your hard drive that will be easily found once downloaded (e.g.
The FDU Profile needs to be saved in its original
format, so it is necessary to change the file type to All
4. Click on the VPN Client
link to initiate the file download. The following dialog will appear.
5. Click Save
6. Close the Browser after the download is complete.
7. Select the Start
button and Run.
8. Type in the path to where the downloaded files
are located (e.g. c:\temp) and select Browse.
9. Select the file for your machine and click Open.
10. Click OK to
The following screen will be a WinZip Self-Extractor
11. Within the Unzip
to folder field, type in the path location of the downloaded
files (e.g. c:\temp).
12. Click Unzip
to decompress the Self-extracting zip file.
13. Click OK.
14. Click Next
Throughout the next several screens, please keep
the default settings and click Next
to continue. Eventually the installation will complete displaying
the following dialog.
15. Click Finish
to restart the computer.
Once Windows restarts and you return to the main
Desktop screen, there should be a program Icon for the VPN Client
If an Icon does not appear on the Desktop, select
Start, All Programs and search
for the Cisco Systems VPN Client program
group. Then click on the VPN Client
Once the Cisco VPN Client software is started,
the following dialog will appear.
16. Double click on the Connection
Entry labeled Fairleigh Dickinson
University, or click on the Connect button. The following
dialog will appear.
17. Type your FDU NetID Username
and Password in order to initiate
the User Authentication process.
remember to use your entire Username (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org).
Finally, the progress bar will display the login
process and the attempt to establish the proper communication channels.
This is the final step for establishing a secure VPN connection
to the University’s private network.
In addition, a small icon will appear in the lower
right corner of the task bar that will indicate the VPN Client is
Please note: It
should not be necessary to import the FDU Profile if the
download instructions were followed exactly. If the Fairleigh
Dickinson University profile does not appear under the Connection
Entry section, it may be due to the FDU Profile download
was not placed in the same directory as the installation files.
If this is the case, just click on the Connection
Entries menu, and then click Import.
Then search for the FDU Profile location in the Look
in field (c:\temp) and click on the FairleighDickinsonUniversity.pcf
The following dialog will appear after the Profile
has been successfully imported.
Please return to steps 16 and 17 in order to properly
connect to FDU via the Cisco VPN Client software.