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Remote Network Access

  • Students

    VPN

    ASU uses VPN software to allow remote users to connect securely to the ASU network and get to resources that are usually only available from on campus.

    You must install and run the VPN software in order to remotely access files on your ASU drive space. See the box on the right for links to download and install the VPN software for your operating system.

    Remote Drive Access

    Once connected to the network with the VPN software, students can access documents and files stored on their network drive from off campus, in residence halls, and from the wireless network.

    You can access your P: drive remotely using Internet Explorer or other FTP software.

    • PC

      Connect to Network Drive from Home using a PC

      Angelo State University allows students to connect to various network drives from home using the Cisco AnyConnect software. The steps below will show how to connect to the Angelo network via the Cisco AnyConnect software and place a shortcut on the finder.

      Users can follow the instructions below or download the PC step-by-step instructions for more detailed steps.

      Step 1: Connect to VPN Client

      1. Open AnyConnect and click Connect
      2. Sign in using your RamPort username and password and click Continue

      Step 2: Create a Desktop Shortcut

      1. Right click on the desktop
      2. Hover over New and select Shortcut
      3. Provide the path to the desired drive to connect to:

        For P Drive: //fileserve1/userspace/username replacing ‘username’ with your RamPort username
        For J Drive: //fileserve1 if the entire folder path is known, include it in this path to connect directly to the folder

      4. Click Next
      5. Type your RamPort username as angelo/username for the username field and type your password in the password field
      6. Click Continue
      7. Click Finish

      You should now have a desktop icon that links directly to a network drive. Be aware that the link will only work if you have access to the network folder and connected to the Angelo network via the Cisco AnyConnect software. If you have any issues connecting, contact the Technology Service Center at 325-942-2911 or toll free at 866-942-2911.

    • Mac

      Connect to Network Drive from Home using a Mac

      Angelo State University allows students to connect to various network drives from home using the Cisco AnyConnect software. The steps below will show how to connect to the Angelo network via the Cisco AnyConnect software and place a shortcut on the finder.

      Users can follow the instructions below or download the Mac step-by-step instructions for more detailed steps.

      Step 1: Connect to VPN Client

      1. Open AnyConnect and click Connect.
      2. Sign in using your RamPort username and password and click Continue.

      Step 2: Connect to the Drive

      1. Click on the Desktop 
      2. Click on the Go drop down menu bar
      3. Click on Connect Server
      4. Type the path to the desired drive
        See the above Mac step-by-step instructions for drive paths.
      5. Click Connect
      6. If a login box appears, sign in using your RamPort username/password

      Step 3: Save Drive to Sidebar (Optional)

      1. With the drive set as the active window, click File on the top toolbar
      2. Click Add to Sidebar to add it to the Finder’s sidebar
    • FTP

      Accessing your P: drive using FTP Software:

      You may use any FTP program to connect to the ASU network. A list of software available for free is listed at right. Specific directions will vary slightly between programs, but the process is the same for all.

      1. VPN Connection must be established.
      2. Open your FTP software.
      3. Create a new connection using the following information:
        • FTP Server/Host/Address =asudrive.angelo.local
        • Username/ID = your ASU username
        • Password = your ASU password
      4. Transfer files to a temporary space on your hard drive or removable media
      5. Transfer the files from your temporary space back into your ASU space when you are done working with the data.
  • Faculty/Staff

    VPN

    ASU uses VPN software to allow remote users to connect securely to the ASU network and get to resources that are usually only available from on campus.

    You must install and run the VPN software in order to use Remote Desktop or access network drives from off-campus. See the box on the right for links to download and install the VPN software for your operating system.

    Remote Desktop Connection

    Faculty and Staff can access their office PC using Remote Desktop Connection software.

    • Office PC
      1. You will need your Computer Name. Go to Start > Control Panel > System and look at the Computer Name tab. Write down the Full computer name.

      2. In the same location click on the Remote tab. Make sure BOTH boxes are checked.

      3. Leave the machine ‘On’ but not logged in.

    • Home PC
      1. Click the link in the box on the right to download and install the VPN software. Once installed, follow the Usage Instructions on the same page to use the VPN software to connect to the ASU network.
      2. Once connected with the VPN software, open Remote Desktop Connection from Start Programs Accessories Communications Remote Desktop Connection. (You may also go to Start Run and type in mstsc)
      3. Enter your computer name as written down above and click Connect.
      4. Log in with [yourusername]@angelo.local and your password.
      5. You are connected.

    Remote Drive Access

    Faculty and Staff can also access their network drives remotely. Users can download step-by-step instructions for University set up Macs. If you are needing the Drive on a personal Mac, please contact the Technology Service Center.

    • PC

      Connect to Network Drive from Home using a PC

      Angelo State University allows faculty and staff to connect to various network drives from home using the Cisco VPN client. The steps below will show how to connect to the Angelo network via the Cisco VPN client and place a shortcut on the finder.

      Step 1: Connect to VPN Client

      1. Open the VPN client and click Connect.
      2. Sign in using your RamPort username and password and click Continue.

      Step 2: Create a Desktop Shortcut

      1. Right click on the desktop
      2. Hover over New and select Shortcut
      3. For P drive: “\\fileserve2\facstaff\Name Of Department\username” (ie. \\fileserve2\facstaff\Information Technology\username)
      4. Click Next
      5. Type your RamPort username as angelo/username for the username field and type your password in the password field
      6. Click Continue
      7. Click Finish

      You should now have a desktop icon that links directly to a network drive. Be aware that the link will only work if you have access to the network folder and connected to the Angelo network via the Cisco VPN client. If you have any issues connecting, contact the Technology Service Center at 325-942-2911 or toll free at 866-942-2911.

    • Mac

      Connect to Network Drive from Home using a Mac

      Angelo State University allows faculty to connect to various network drives from home using the Cisco VPN client. The steps below will show step by step how to connect to the Angelo network via the Cisco VPN client and access your network drives.

      Users can follow the instructions below or download the Mac step-by-step instructions for more detailed steps. Please note that connecting to a Network Drive only works on ASU Mac’s. Contact the IT Service Center if you need assistance connecting on your personal Mac.

      Step 1: Connect to VPN Client

      1. Open the Cisco VPN client through the menu bar
      2. Click the Connect ASU VPN
      3. Sign in using your RamPort username and password and click Continue
      4. Click the OK button on the window that pops up

      Step 2: Access your network drives

      When the computer was configured, the network drives should have been added to your favorites list. Once connected to VPN, you should be able to access them from that list.

      If you do not see these drives in the favorites list, contact the IT Service Center to have them added.

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