Access network storage from off campus
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How do I access my network storage off-campus?
To access your network storage (Department drive S:/ or Personal drive R:/) from off-campus you will need to do the following:
- Have a WSU laptop. This cannot be done from a personal device.
- Multi-factor Authenticator account installed for VPN. Step 2 on this page: VPN for Employees
Once the above is done you will only need to do these steps to access your network storage:
- Connect to your Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.
- Either Map Network Drives for PCs or Connect to Server for Macs.
Map Network Drive for PCs
- Open your Start Menu and click the "Click to Map Network Drives" tile (Fig 1).
- Re-open your Start Menu and click the "File Explorer" tile in the middle of the screen
- Your network storage drives will be located under the "Network locations" heading. You may have to scroll down to find it.
Connect to Server for MacOS
- In Finder, press and hold the <Command> key then tap the <K> key to bring up the "Connect to Server" prompt
- Connect to one of the network locations listed (Fig 2).
- Just copy/paste one of the addresses below if your list is not pre-populated
- Personal storage: smb://store.winona.edu/users/
- Department drive: smb://store.winona.edu/department/