Campus Windows computers (e.g. campus lab computers, classroom teacher stations, office computers) will automatically connect to your H: drive and the W: drive (deptdir) upon login. Here is how to connect (map) to additional drives you may wish to view.
Note: There are several common shared network drives. The letters shown are those recommended for the drives, but in most cases other letters will work.
In order to access a network drive, you must connect or map the drive.
On the Desktop, right click My Computer » select Map Network Drive...
On the Desktop, right click My Network Places » select Map Network Drive...
The Map Network Drive dialog box appears.
In the Folder text box, type the server name.
See common server names in the table below.
Optional: From the Drive pull-down list, select the appropriate letter for the drive you are mapping.
Example: If you are mapping to your department share, select the S: drive. However, in most cases other letters will work.
Drive Folder Home Drive (H:) \\staff.uwec.edu\username$
Department Drives (S:) \\staff.uwec.edu\deptsh$ Projects Drives (P:) \\mass.uwec.edu\projects People Pages (L:)
\\lucy.uwec.edu\username$ Instructor and Student Drive (W:) \\students.uwec.edu\deptdir Media Drive \\media.uwec.edu\sharename$ Departmental Software Drive (J:)
\\students.uwec.edu\software$ Archive Drive \\mass.uwec.edu\archive$
Optional: To preserve this mapping each time you log on, select Reconnect at logon.
If prompted, to connect to the newly mapped drive, type in uwec\username and your password, and click OK.
If you have a personal computer on campus, you can connect to the network drives quite easily. It is a very similar process to mapping a drive on a campus computer. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- You must be connected to the Internet to map network drives. Normally you will be connected to UWECwireless. If you are in a dorm you will be connected to UWECreshall.
- After you specify the drive letter and type the path of the drive you wish to connect to, click Finish. You will then be asked to log in. Type in uwec\username (with "username" being your UWEC username) and your password.
Note: It is necessary to type uwec/ before your username. If you do not do this, you will be denied access to the network drive. Notice as you do this that the Domain changes to uwec.
On the Desktop, right click My Computer » select Disconnect Network Drive...
On the Desktop, right click My Network Places » select Disconnect Network Drive...
The Disconnect Network Drive dialog box appears.
From the Disconnect Network Drive dialog box, select the drive you want to disconnect.
The selected drive is now disconnected.