Here are the steps to connect to our network from off campus and to browse to your network drives.
NOTE: we have a new VPN, so these are not completely up to date yet.
Please download the appropriate VPN client and install it on your computer:
Windows 64-bit (if you’re not sure, try this one first, and if it won’t run, try the 32-bit version)
Patches for Windows 10, install the client from one of the 2 links above, and then install the matching patch (32-bit vs. 64-bit):
Windows 10 32-bit patch/hotfix
Windows 10 64-bit patch/hotfix
Step 1: After downloading the appropriate file above, double-click it. This will show you several files, double-click the one that says ‘setup’ or ‘setup.exe’ to install the VPN software.
Step 2: During the setup, press Next, then I Accept, keep pressing Next until you see a screen that asks for the Setup Type. You should choose the top option, Barracuda VPN client.
Step 3: When it asks for the server name, type vpn.dawson.edu in the field.
Step 4: After setup is finished, check the box to Launch VPN Client, and click Finish.
Step 5: Type your regular username and password you use to login to your computer at work and press OK to connect to the DCC network.
Step 6: The very first time you connect, it will ask you if you want to trust the certificate that encrypts your connection to the network. Press Yes.
Step 7: Now that you are connected, you are ready to go. You can check the connection status by hovering over the Barracuda VPN Client icon in your system tray. If you don’t see the icon, you may need to click the little Up arrow to show icons that have been hidden automatically. One last, very important, thing you need to know, so keep reading.
IMPORTANT: When you are done, left-click on the VPN icon, and click Disconnect. If you do NOT do disconnect, all your Internet traffic will be routed through our network, which will make everything slower for you.
For the K Drive \\firefly\netapps\ or \\10.0.0.44\netapps
For the Z Drive \\firefly\class$ or \\10.0.0.44\class$
For the U Drive \\firefly\staff$\USERNAME or \\10.0.0.44\staff$\USERNAME (replace USERNAME with your ACTUAL username, we will laugh at you if you type in USERNAME)
Step 2: Enter one of the below addresses (in the form ‘smb://server/share’).
Step 3 (optional): To add a location to your favorite servers, click the + button.
Step 4: Click Connect.
K drive: smb://firefly/netapps
U drive: smb://firefly/staff$/ssmith
Z drive: smb://firefly/class$