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Connect Android Device to a Cisco dCloud Session

When using an Android device for a Cisco dCloud session, the Android device must be connected to the Cisco dCloud environment. There are two options for connecting the Android device to the dCloud environment:

  • Connect to the wireless network of an endpoint router
  • Connect to another available wireless network and then configure Cisco AnyConnect

Only one of these connection methods is required. Both are described below.

Connect to Wireless Network on Endpoint Router

Follow the steps below to connect your Android device to an endpoint router instead of using Cisco AnyConnect.

  1. On your Android device, go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
  2. From the list of Networks, select the data network associated with your endpoint router. For example, cisco-dcloud-data-kit-XX (where XX represents the identifier assigned when you registered your router).
  3. When prompted, type the password adgjmptw and tap Connect.
  4. Your Android device will receive an IP address and will be active on the network.

Connect to dCloud Session Using Cisco AnyConnect

If you do not have an endpoint router, or do not want to connect to the wireless network of the endpoint router, follow the steps below to configure Cisco AnyConnect on your Android device.

You must be logged into the dCloud UI and your session must have an Active status to perform this activity

  1. Connect your Android device to a local wireless connection. Do not connect to the SSID of the endpoint router.
  2. From a browser on your Android device or laptop go to the Cisco dCloud website and log in with your credentials.
  3. Go to My Dashboard > My Sessions and then click the View link.
  4. Click the Session Details menu to view the AnyConnect Credentials for your session.
  1. Tap AnyConnect app.
  2. A confirmation window opens the first time you start AnyConnect. Tap OK.
  3. Tap Add VPN Connection.

Figure 2.     Choose Connection

Screenshot showing 'Add New VPN Connection' button

  1. Use information in the table below to configure your VPN connection.
Table 1. VPN Connection Values
Field Value
Description dCloud
Server Address Enter the Host URL listed under the AnyConnect Credentials in the Session Details of your active session.(Example:
  1. Tap Advanced and use information in the table below to update.
Table 2. Advanced VPN Connection Settings
Field Value
Certificate Disabled (If set to Automatic, tap Automatic and choose Disabled on the Certificate screen.)
Connect with IPsec Unchecked

Figure 3.     Advanced Connection Editor

Screenshot of Advanced Connection Editor with certificate disabled highlighted

  1. Tap Done.
  2. Tap Done.
  3. Click the dCloud entry you just created.
  4. You will be prompted for the Username and Password. Enter one of the provided usernames and the password from the AnyConnect Credentials in the Session Details from your active session.
  5. Tap OK then Accept. Your device will be connected

Edit Existing Connection Entry

Once an entry has been created, it can be edited for future sessions. Follow the steps below to edit an existing connection entry.

  1. Open the AnyConnect home window.
  2. Press and hold the existing entry.
  3. Select Edit connection.
  4. Change the Server Address.
  5. Tap OK.
  6. Tap Done.