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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.

      All ASU students must request access to VPN by completing the form below.

      Once your account has been approved to access VPN, install and run the VPN software in order to remotely access files on your ASU drive space. Visit the VPN webpage for more information. 

      Remote Network Access Request form

    • Which drive is which?
      • P: (Personal Drive) – \\fileserve1\userspace\RamPort username
      • J: (Project and mixed department space; each folder can have different permissions) – \\angelo.local\dfs_labs\
    • 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.

      • 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
  • Faculty/Staff
    • Remote Desktop Connection

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

    • 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.

      All ASU Faculty and Staff must request access to VPN by completing the form below.

      Once your account has been approved to access VPN, install and run the VPN software in order to remotely access files on your ASU drive space. Visit the VPN webpage for more information. 

      Remote Network Access Request form

    • 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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