Establishing a VPN connection with Android

Requirements for use

  • Knowledge about the basic handling of an Android device
  • Firmware version 6.x or newer
  • Your Android device must be connected to the Internet (e.g. WLAN)

Step 1: Install Cisco AnyConnect App

Search the "Play Store" for the "AnyConnect" app or click here for the Direct link.

Click on "Install".

Step 2: Start installation

Click on "Accept" to start the installation.

Step 3: Starting the app

After the installation click on "Open" to start the app.

Step 4: License agreement

The first time you start the Cisco AnyConnect client, you must accept the license agreement.

Step 5: Create new connection

Click on "Connections" to get to the overview of the connections.

Step 6: Create new connection

Click on "Add New VPN Connection" to create a new connection for the HTW Berlin.

Step 7: Enter server data

Now enter the server data as follows:

  • Description: HTW
  • Server address: vpncl.htw-berlin.de

Then click on "Done".

Step 8: Connection overview

The newly created connection now appears in the list of connections.
Click on "< Advanced Preferences" to get to the main menu of the app.

Step 9: Establish connection

Under Connections now should be "HTW". Click on the button marked "Off" to start the connection.

Step 10: Enter access data

Please enter your HTW account data now. Please do not forget to add the extension "@htw-berlin.de" to your user name (e.g. s0000001@htw-berlin.de).

Please select the appropriate "group" for the connection:

HTW-SSL-Split (Standard)

Only requests that are directed to the university network of the HTW (e.g. services of your department) are routed through the VPN tunnel. Inquiries to external providers (e.g. the call of wikipedia.org) are still made via the home internet provider.

HTW-SSL-VPNCL-Full
All Internet traffic is routed through the university's VPN server. This means that you use one IP address of the university (141.45.*.*) during the entire connection process. This is required for all those services of the HTW that additionally access an external service provider (e.g. external websites of the library, eBooks).

Step 11: Confirm connection

Before a connection is established, you are asked to confirm the connection setup.
Click on "OK" to start the connection. 

Step 12: Connection successfully established

If you are successfully connected to VPN, "Connected" is displayed under "AnyConnect-VPN" and the switch is set to "On".