This page was last updated: 5/31/2017 11:07:43 AM
Pulse Secure VPN Client
Description: If you require a full VPN connection to
the CWSL network, you will need to install the Pulse Secure VPN client software.
The Pulse Secure VPN client software allows you to
establish a full VPN tunnel into the California Western network. This is
particularly useful (and required)
if you need to "Remote Desktop" to your office workstation.
Note 1: If you simply need to check e-mail, or get quick access to
a file on your S: drive, or get access to our intranet site (a.k.a. OnlineInfo),
please visit the CWSL Secure Access VPN FAQ
Note 2: The Pulse Secure VPN software replaces the
previous VPN client software, Juniper Network Connect. Juniper is no longer
providing updates or support for that software, therefore we recommend that you
uninstall that software (if you have it installed) and use the Pulse Secure
software going forward.
Pulse Secure VPN Client downloads:
Windows 32-bit, click
Windows 64-bit, click
Mac OS X, click
Download the appropriate version to your local drive.
Note: if you already have the Juniper or Pulse Secure client installed,
you must first fully uninstall these before installing the newest software.
installer. The installation is straightforward. If you have any difficulties
with downloaded or installing the Pulse Secure VPN client, contact Help Desk.
After installing the Pulse Secure VPN client, you must add a connection to
the CWSL VPN server:
1. Click on the "plus" icon
2. Fill out the dialogue box as follows
- Type CWSL
VPN in the Name field
- Type https://connect.cwsl.edu
in the Server URL field
- Click on the Add button
The Pulse Secure VPN Client is now installed and configured to connect to
Any time you need to launch the VPN connection, click on the Connect
Note: when entering your username, omit the "@cwsl.edu" as
Enter your CWSL network username and password, then click on Connect.
This will establish your VPN connection to CWSL.
If you experience problems with any of these steps, or if you have any
questions about VPN access, please contact the Help Desk.