To access these services from off-campus your computer must connected to the University of Illinois network through the VPN. Information on configuring the VPN connection are available here: VPN Connections.
With Windows 7 click on Start > Computer > Map Network Drive
Depending on which network drive you wish to connect to, type in one of the following lines (only the text in bold):
Please note: the groupfiles, NetID and deptwebshare need to be replaced with your own specific information, and the $ sign must be added after your username if you are trying to connect to the home directory (H: drive).
You can use the Mac's 'Connect to Server' function to access a network drive. Keeping your system up to date is very important since it may affect your access (you can do so by clicking "Software Update" from the menu or allowing updates when the system prompts you).
To find "Connect to Server", with the Finder selected, click the Go menu and look at the bottom of the menu, "Connect to Server" is the last item on the list.
Click "Connect to Server" and a new window will open. Under the Server Address, depending which network drive you want to connect, enter one of the following:
Please note: the NetID, groupfiles and deptwebshare need to be replaced with your own specific information, and the $ sign must be added after your NetID if you are trying to connect to the home directory (H: drive).
Click the Connect button and another window will pop-up to authenticate.
Hit OK and the drive should show up on the desktop.