Always on VPN - for staff with Windows 10 within Coordinated IT

Always on VPN is a VPN solution for staff with a Windows 10 PC working at a Department that is part of Coordinated IT. Always on VPN (Virtual Private Network) will automatically connect you to the KI network. You can access KI's resources without having to start Cisco VPN or verify with the Microsoft Authenticator app.

For computers with Windows 10 within Coordinated IT

Your background is a toned photo of a microscope, with KI's logotype.

Always on VPN is a VPN solution for computers with Windows 10 at Departments within Coordinated IT. Always on VPN (Virtual Private Network) automatically connects you. The default desktop picture is a coloured microscope.

If you don't have a PC you can still use the current Cisco VPN.

Get Started with Always on VPN

You need to be on campus and either connected to the Wi-Fi network KI Staff or connected by network cable to be able to configure Always on VPN.

Option 1 - automatic installation

1. Click on the network symbol in the right lower corner.

Screenshots for the configuration of Always on VPN.

2. When you see the alternative "KI AlwaysOn VPN" (can take up to 30 minutes), restart your computer, and log in again.

Screenshots for the configuration of Always on VPN.

3. When connecting to another network, you will automatically be connected to the VPN and will be able to access KI's resources.

Option 2 - manual installation via Software Center

1. Open "Software Center" via the start menu.

You can find the VPN by searching for "Always on VPN".

2. Install "KI AlwaysOn VPN 1.0".

Frequently asked questions about Always on VPN

From which networks can I configure Always on VPN?

You need to be connected to KI's network by cable or the Wi-Fi network KI Staff.

Will all data traffic be directed through KI?

No, you will have a so-called shared connection. Communication that needs to go via KI takes place over VPN while other surfing takes place over the internet.

Can I print on my printer at home?

Yes, that will work fine while still being connected to Always on VPN.

Is it OK to use streaming services?

Yes, you can stream as long it doesn't contravene KI's IT policy.

Is it possible to disconnect Always on VPN?

Yes. Click on the network icon and then "KI AlwaysOn VPN" Disconnect. You are then disconnected.

Can I still use the previous Cisco AnyConnect VPN?

You should primarily use Always on VPN. However, you can disable AlwaysOn VPN and then connect to Cisco VPN.


If you have any questions, please contact IT Support.