General Guidelines/information (Overview):

For more info on the student Network Drives and also see relevant sections of the Student Handbook.

These directions apply to Win XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10 and Macintosh OSX ONLY.

Access Network Drives from a non-Law School Machine

In building access - summary

  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 to connect to the drive (S, T, J etc.) or the connect command if you're using a macintosh. (See follow on instructions below)

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

  1. Make sure you are connected to the internet by viewing a website
  2. Run the DoIT provided VPN software and connect.
    1. Windows setup instructions
    2. Mac setup instructions
  3. Windows: Run the batch script (See Windows Drive Scripts below) to connect to the network storage location you require. (R, S, etc.) Mac: Go > Connect to Server and connect to the SMB share.

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, use your campus NetID and associated password.

How to connect

Instructions will depend on what operating system you're using.

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 1/12/16

To connect from off campus:

You must Download DoIT VPN software

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

NOTE: As of July 2017, the University is switching to GlobalProtect VPN Client

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