Map a campus-based network drive over Wi-Fi

Use this guide for instructions 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:

  • Connected to Wi-Fi (eduroam)

  • Connected to VPN

  • If you accessing a network drive, make sure your drive is mapped (instructions below)

Connect to Wi-Fi (eduroam)

  1. Locate the network icon in the taskbar and go to the list of wireless networks and select eduroam and click connect.

  2. In the username field enter your 8-character username followed by @uwaterloo.ca  (e.g. j25rober@uwaterloo.ca)
    In the Password field enter your password, then click OK.

Connect to VPN

If VPN client has not been already installed, download and install Any Connect VPN client first.

  1. Find the Any Connect VPN icon in the Taskbar Notification area (lower right corner).

  2. Click to Connect to VPN (cn-vpn.uwaterloo.ca)

  3. Enter your 8-character username (e.g. j25rober) and password

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 task bar, select Map network drive
     

  3. In the Drive dropdown menu, select N: and enter the path to the server: \\fileu\users$\username in the Folder field. (Username is your 8 character username, e.g. j25rober)



  4. check the box next to Reconnect at sign-in

  5. click Finish

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

     

  7. click OK

  8. Your N: drive will be shown on the left hand side of File Explorer and also under Network locations

Map a network drive (MacOS)

  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. Enter the following for the IST R-drive in the “Server Address:” input field:

  4. Click on the “Connect” button in the lower-right corner of the window.

  5. You will be prompted for your credentials: 8 character username (e.g. j25rober) and your password.



Need help?

Contact the IST Service Desk online or 519-888-4567 ext. 44357.

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