Map a campus-based network drive over Wi-Fi

This article describes how to connect your computer to your network drive over Wi-Fi.

In order to get access to your files located on a network drive, make sure your laptop is:

In this article:

Map a network drive (Windows)

  1. Open File Explorer (you can search for “File Explorer” in the Start Menu)

  2. Click This PC & at the top taskbar, select Map network drive
     

  3. In the Map Network Drive screen that is presented enter the following:

The N: drive option is only applicable for users who have not migrated to OneDrive. Please check with your IT support rep if you are unsure whether your account has been migrated to OneDrive.

a. Drive dropdown menu: select a letter (R:, etc.) you wish to associate with the mapped drive.

b. Folder: field: Enter the path to the server: \\filed\dept$ where dept$ is the name of your Department's R drive.

c. Check the box next to Reconnect at sign-in

d. Click Finish

 

4. In the Windows Security pop-up window, type your credentials as nexus\username in the username field and your password in the password field. (Username is your 8 character username, e.g. j25rober)

5. Click OK

6. Your new mapped drive will be shown on the left-hand side of File Explorer and also under Network locations

Map a network drive (MacOS)

This example shows how to map to the R: drive

  1. Switch to the “Finder” application (click on any empty place on your Mac desktop.)

  2. Click Go on the Finder menu, then click Connect to Server… from the drop-down list, or use the keyboard shortcut command+K.

  3. In the Connect to Servicer screen enter the following:

    1. Server Address input field: (for the IST R: drive): smb://filed.uwaterloo.ca/ist$

    2. Click on the Connect button in the lower-right corner of the window.

  4. You will be prompted for your credentials. Enter your 8-character username (e.g. j25rober) and your password.


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