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Follow the steps below to map a network drive:

Note: These drives can only be accessed while you are connected to the campus network.

Windows

1. Right click on the "Computer" desktop icon or in the start menu then click "Map Network Drive..."

2. Select a drive letter.

3. Type in a directory for the drive you want to map. The most common drive directories are as follows:

  • Shared K drive: \\172.20.1.6\shared
  • Software drive: \\172.20.1.6\laptop-software

4. Check the box for "Connect using different credentials" and click "Finish"

5. At the "Enter Network Password" screen, use the following credentials:

  • User name: Enter skynet\ then your campus username (this is generally firstname.lastname)
  • Password: Your WWU network password

Mac

1. From the desktop, select the "Go" menu option and select "Connect to Server" (or ⌘K).

2. In the "Server Address" box, type "smb:" followed by the address for the drive you want to map. Common drives are as follows:

  • Shared K drive: smb://172.20.1.6/shared
  • Software drive: smb://172.20.1.6/laptop-software

3. If the server is used a great deal, press the "+" button to add the drive to the list of favorites.

4. Click the "Connect" button.

5. When asked for a username and password, keep "Connect as: Registered User" and use the following credentials:

  • Name: Enter skynet\ then your campus username (this is generally firstname.lastname)
  • Password: Your WWU network password

Linux

We have prepared a more detailed tutorial for those attempting to map drives on a Linux machine.

Last update on November 30, 2017