Remote Access (R: and S: Drives)

General Guidelines/information:

For more info on the student Network Drives and also see relevant sections of Read This First.

These directions apply to Win XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Macintosh OSX ONLY.

Access Network Drives from a non-Law School Machine

In building access (typically from a laptop)

  1. Authenticate as needed (necessary on the wireless network)
  2. Make sure you have web access by loading a remote website
  3. Run the batch script that was previously downloaded to connect to the network storage location you require (R, S, etc.) or the connect command if you're using a macintosh.

NOTE: This has to be done at least once per restart of your computer and/or daily, and may be necessary if your computer goes into a sleep/hibernate mode.

Remote Access (eg Home)

  1. Make sure you are connected to the internet by downloading a website
  2. Run the DoIT provided VPN software and connect
  3. Run the batch script that was previously downloaded to connect to the network storage location you require. (R, S, etc.)

NOTE: This has to be done at least once per restart of your computer, everytime that vpn software is disconnected, and may be necessary if your computer goes into a sleep/hibernate mode.
NOTE: While possible, using a dialup phone modem is very very slow

User ID for the law school networks-

To log into law school machines or use law school network resources, you must use your law school ID. For students, this is your student ID number (it is NOT your NetID). Your student ID number can be found on your student ID card. This number is your USERNAME for law school resources.

The password associated with this user account may be changed by going to the Computer Lab in the Law Library and speaking with the helper there or by going to the Tech Services office (room 2270).


How to connect:

--(IMPORTANT, follow the links below for your operating system)

WINDOWS:

Download network drive scripts for Windows NOTE: This software is support by help@law.wisc.edu

MACINTOSH:

Steps for connecting. NOTE: This software is support by help@law.wisc.edu STEPS UPDATED 7/05/14

To connect from off campus

You mustDownload DoIT VPN software NOTE: This software is supported 24x7 by DoIT -- call 264-HELP

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