1. Personal Drives (P:\)
  2. Departmental Drives (W:\)
  3. V:\ Drive

Network drives are only accessible from Carleton’s network. But when off-campus, you can still reach these network drives by first establishing a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.

Personal Drives (P:\)

You must be logged in and connected to Carleton’s VPN in order to start mapping your network drives.

  1. In the standard Mac desktop, from the Finder menu, click the Go dropdown.
  2. Click ‘Connect to Server’.
    This will open the connection box.
  3. In the server address box, enter the folder path to your own network area (usually called the G: or P: in Windows) in the following format:
    smb://cunas.cunet.carleton.ca/homedirs$/x/xxxxxx
    Note: The single x is to be replaced with your first initial, ie: for Joe Blogs it would be J and the second set of x’s are to be replaced by your username ie: joeblogs
  4. Click the ‘+’ symbol to add this to your list of favourites for quick reconnection next time.
  5. Click connect.
    You will be prompted to enter your user name and password.
  6. For the username enter yourusername@cunet where yourusername is your normal CUNET username ie: joeblogs@cunet
  7. Click connect.

Your network drive will be displayed on the screen.

Remember to disconnect from the VPN once you have finished.  To do this, click the black VPN icon along the top menu bar and select ‘Disconnect VPN’.

Departmental Drives (W:\)

You must be logged in and connected to Carleton’s VPN in order to start mapping your network drives.

  1. In the standard Mac desktop, from the Finder menu, click the Go dropdown.
  2. Click ‘Connect to Server’.
    This will open the connection box.
  3. In the server address box, enter the folder path to your own network area (usually called the W: in Windows) in the following format:
    smb://cunas.cunet.carleton.ca/DEPARTMENT$ (substitute your department’s W: drive name)
  4. Click the ‘+’ symbol to add this to your list of favorites for quick reconnection next time.
  5. Click connect.
    You will be prompted to enter your user name and password.
  6. For the username enter yourusername@cunet where yourusername is your normal CUNET username ie: joeblogs@cunet
  7. Click connect.

Your network drive will be displayed on the screen.

Remember to disconnect from the VPN once you have finished.  To do this, click the black VPN icon along the top menu bar and select ‘Disconnect VPN’.

V:\ Drive

You must be logged in and connected to Carleton’s VPN in order to start mapping your network drives.

  1. In the standard Mac desktop, from the Finder menu, click the Go dropdown.
  2. Click ‘Connect to Server’.
    This will open the connection box.
  3. In the server address box, enter the folder path to your own network area (usually called the V: in Windows) in the following format:
    smb://cunas.cunet.carleton.ca/deptfolders$
  4. Click the ‘+’ symbol to add this to your list of favorites for quick reconnection next time.
  5. Click connect.
    You will be prompted to enter your user name and password.
  6. For the username enter yourusername@cunet where yourusername is your normal CUNET username ie: joeblogs@cunet
  7. Click connect.

Your network drive will be displayed on the screen.

Remember to disconnect from the VPN once you have finished.  To do this, click the black VPN icon along the top menu bar and select ‘Disconnect VPN’.

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