You may already be using a departmental shared drive from your office PC (or Mac). This month come learn how to access that W-Drive from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, as well!
• FileBrowser SMB (aka W-Drive) client for iPhone and iPad
• VPN setup for Carleton (required for off-campus access to W-drives)
Note: If you’re new to the iPad, you may wish to also consider our rotating series of iPad for Beginners sessions—you’re welcome to attend either beginner or intermediate sessions. Or both!
re: FileBrowser app, $5
• FileBrowser instructions for Carleton are available from CCS: FileBrowser-for-iPad.pdf
• These instructions assume you are using the CCS-provided W-drive.
– Server name: ccsnas01.cunet.carleton.ca
– Server name: cunas.cunet.carleton.ca
(check with help desk which server your W-drive is on.)
– Network share path to CCS-provided W-drive\DeptFolders$
• One attendee had their files stored on a different server, so that the fully-qualifed name or IP address of their server had to be substituted in place of ccsnas01…
• Several attendees were storing their files in differently-named network shares:
…we had them log into our PC as themselves, and we noted the path to their W-drive and then changed the path in FileBrowser from “DeptFolders$” to where their PC had indicated they were storing their files.
• One attendee bought FileBrowser ($5) online and was concerned when she didn’t immediately receive her invoice from iTunes. This is normal—iTunes invoices normally follow 1-3 days after purchase.
• Clarification: VPN is not necessary to use FileBrowser on-campus over the CU-Wireless WiFi network; only from off-campus
• Carleton VPN instructions are available from CCS: VPNConfiguration-for-iPad.pdf
• A number of attendees received messages that the “shared secret” was incorrect. The actual problem was that they had entered the Group name inaccurately—it’s “CarletonIntranetVPN“, case-sensitive, and note “Intranet” not “Internet”.
• One attendee asked if Android comes with a built-in VPN client, as do all iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads. The iTeam is focused on iOS, but we’re happy to help our Android-using colleagues when we can. The answer is that the presence of a built-in VPN support varies by Android device and OS version. If you are looking for a 3rd-party VPN client for your Android be sure that it supports the “IPSec” aka “Cisco” flavour of VPN, which is what Carleton uses.