Connecting to Network Shares / Work Group Shares (Windows)

Instructions on how to connect to the network shares remotely.

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

In Building Access Overview: (typically from a laptop-- this is an over view only, for specific instructions see below.)

  • You must be connected to the "LAW" wireless network.
  • Make sure you have web access by loading a remote website. (eg. http://www.google.com)
  • 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 and/or daily, and may be necessary if your computer goes into a sleep/hibernate mode.

Remote Access Overview: (eg Home-- this is an over view only, for specific instructions see below.)

  • Make sure you are connected to the internet by loading a remote website* (eg. http://www.google.com)
  • Run the DoIT provided VPN software and connect** ( https://it.wisc.edu/services/wiscvpn/ )
  • Run the batch script that was previously downloaded to connect to the network storage location you require. (R, S, I, etc.)

NOTE: VPN software is supported 24x7 by DoIT -- call (608)264-HELP

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



User ID for 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.
  • For Faculty/Staff, this is your computer login and is usually formatted as the first thee letters of your last name, your first initial, and a number- usually 1. For example, John Doe would have the following login: doej1

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).






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Owner:Darryl B.Group:Law School
Created:2012-02-10 13:17 CDTUpdated:2016-01-21 16:21 CDT
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