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Connecting to Shared Network Resources Mac (Network Drives)

How to connect to network drives remotely with Macintosh computers running OSX.

Basic criteria:

The computer has to be on one of the following networks:
  • on the Law wireless network inside the law building
  • on a wired network connection inside the law building
  • on any other network with the DoIT provided VPN software connected and running- https://uwmadison.vpn.wisc.edu/ (See endnote 1)

How to connect:

  1. From the Finder, click on GO > Connect to Server.
  2. Select the address of the share you wish to connect to and click connect. (Listed below. Share / Drive / Shared drive are all synonyms.)
  3. The addresses listed below REQUIRE YOU TO EDIT THEM. Edit the red text before you paste it into "Connect to Server"
  4. Click the connect button. A window with username and password will appear with the username already filled in (ad\NetID)
  5. Enter your password and click Connect or Go.
It's good to add the commonly accessed network drive folders to the Favorites in the side bar. (See the last 15 seconds of this video on how to add them.)

***Syntax of the connect command: (You MUST edit the BOLDED text in the command line)***


smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.IP/share    (See a list of shared drives below)

NETID= your NetID- you use it to access @wisc.edu secure web pages.
share= the share that you're trying to connect to below
IP= the last 2 digits of the IP address below

I Drive (Innocence Project): smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.46/shared/remington center
J Drive (Economic Justice Institue): smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.46/shared-other$/eji
K Drive (Center for Patient Partnerships): smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.46/shared-other$/cpp
L Drive (Family Law): ssmb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.46/shared/remington center
M Drive (CAP): smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.46/shared/remington center
N Drive (Alumni): smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.46/shared-other$/alumni
P Drive (Career Services): smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.46/shared-other$/career
R Drive (Personal network space): smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.44/profiles$/user
S Drive (Law School Shared): smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.46/shared
S Drive (Library): smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.46/shared-other$/Library
T Drive (Immigration Clinic): smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.46/shared-other$/eji     /<<do not copy> (IJC folders within)
T Drive Remington Center (New): smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.46/shared/remington center
W Drive (Photo Repository): smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.46/shared-other$/photos
Z Drive (Scan Directories): smb://ad;NETID@128.104.94.46/shared/scan



Troubleshooting and Known issues: 
1. AVG (and potentially other AV programs) have a conflict and will generate an error when the student or user saves a file. ("Word cannot save this document due to a naming or permissions error on the destination volume.") Proof: turn off AV program. Solution at this time (6/16) is to uninstall AVG and install Symantec.




Keywords:apple mac network drive resources map mapping how to   Doc ID:34779
Owner:Darryl B.Group:Law School
Created:2013-10-25 12:49 CDTUpdated:2020-03-17 10:12 CDT
Sites:Law School
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