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USING THE SMITH VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN) OFF-CAMPUS


The Smith Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a secure connection for access to on campus Smith College network resources when you are off campus. The VPN connection only provides access to computing resources located directly on the Smith campus To access library databases while off campus, please use the links provided by the library at: http://libguides.smith.edu/az.php to connect to these resources using the library proxy server (Smith login required).

Note: Please note Smith VPN does not provide access to off campus internet resources, including Smith mail.


Connecting to the Smith VPN using Pulse

  1. Establish an Internet connection.

  2. If you do not have the Pulse Secure VPN client installed on your Mac or Windows computer:

  3. If you already have Pulse Secure installed, launch Pulse Secure by clicking the S icon. Windows users will find it in the system tray and Mac users will find it in the top menu bar. Log in with your network username and password.

  4. You will be prompted to input a Secondary Password.  This is to indicate the authentication method you want Duo to use.  For a push to the Duo App enter Push, to have Duo call you enter Phone.  For more information on this step please follow these instructions


Time-out Period: Note that your VPN connection will time-out automatically after one hour of non-use.


Accessing network files on a WINDOWS computer

  1. Off-campus, start up the computer and log on if prompted.

  2. Establish a wireless connection. 

  3. Open the Pulse VPN client and Connect to Smith SSL using your network username and password.

  4. If your goal is to access Banner Admin INB, you can now:

    1. Go to: https://www.smith.edu/bannerinb/

    2. Log in with your Banner Admin INB credentials.

    3. If Banner Admin INB does not open properly, be sure you are using a supported web browser.

  5. To access your network files on a personal computer, skip to the Mapping Your Network Drive section below.

 

Mapping Your Network Drive

Windows 10 Users

How to access your Home (H:) drive

  1. Establish a wireless connection.

  2. Open the Pluse VPN client and connect to Smith SSL using your network username and password.

  3. Click on the Folder Icon (File Explorer) in the taskbar.

  4. On the left hand side of that window Click on This PC.

  5. Your Home (H:) drive should be listed to the right with your network username.

  6. If not select Map Network Drive and set the drive path to letter H:

  7. In the "Folders" field, enter:  \\ad.smith.edu\files\home\username

  8. In the "Checkbox" select Reconnect on login then click finish.

How to access your department's Shared (S:) drive

  1. Click the File Explorer folder (yellow folder at the bottom of the screen) in the taskbar.

  2. Click This PC from the left column.

  3. Your department Shared (S:) drive should be listed to the right.

  4. If not select Map Network Drive and set the drive path to letter S:

  5. In the "Folders" field, enter:  \\ad.smith.edu\files\shared

  6. In the "Checkbox" select Reconnect on login then click finish.



Accessing your network files on a Mac 

How to access your Home (H:) drive

  1. Establish an internet connection.

  2. Open the Pulse Secure client and Connect to Smith SSL using your network username and password.

  3. Open the Go menu and choose Connect to server.

  4. In the Server Address field, enter: smb://ad.smith.edu/files/

  5. Double-click Home, then your username.

How to access your department's shared (S:) drive

  1. Open the Go menu and choose Connect to server.

  2. In the Server Address field, enter: smb://ad.smith.edu/files/shared

  3. Click your department.


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