University of Hull Vpn

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University of Hull Vpn

University of Hull Vpn

Working Remotely

To work on files and services that are normally only available whilst on the campus network, such as our network drives and Corporate Systems suite, you will need to set up a VPN connection.

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a method of extending a private network (such as the University) over a public network (such as the Internet). It enables you to send and receive data across a public network as though you were directly connected to the private network in a secure way.

Instructions on setting up the VPN client can be found here. Log in to SharePoint using your University credentials.

If you would like more information about File Storage, click here.

File Storage

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When you login to a University PC, open Computer from the Start menu and you will have a range of drives available to you. Files saved in most of these drives are stored on the University network and are available to you on any staff or student PC that you login to. They are regularly backed up  so you can restore previous versions or retrieve files that have been accidentally deleted or overwritten. You can even access these drives from your personal computer, either over the eduroam wireless network or using a broadband connection at home.

Click on the tabs below to find out more about the different network drives, instructions on how to access the network drives and how to work remotely. There is also information about Box storage that is now available to all staff and students.

  • Network Storage
  • Network Drives
  • Accessing Network Drives
  • Working Remotely
  • Box Storage

Network Storage

Network storage at the University offers a way to centrally save your work. These volumes are regularly backed up and availability is high, so you should never be far from your files.

When you log on to a University ICT managed Open Access or Staff computer, you will automatically see the University network drives that you have been granted access to within the Computer option from the Start menu.

Each drive serves a specific purpose, please see the next tab to find out more.

 

Please note: If you are accessing University information on your device you must ensure it is protected by a passcode, pin code or other security method. The device must also automatically lock if left unattended. These steps are equally important to protect your own personal information.

Network Drives

The G: drive
This drive is your personal area and also contains your Windows ‘Home’ directory. Only you can see the contents of this drive and it is the default save location in most cases. Its capacity is 500MB.

The Z: drive
This drive acts as an extension to your personal area. The capacity is set at 1GB but this can be extended if required. Mapping to Z: is a bit trickier. Please ensure you ascertain the correct path to use in the instructions for your operating system before attempting to connect.

The T:, X:, and V:, drives
These drives are departmental shares containing many different folders. You will only see what you have been given access to by your department, so if you are expecting to see something and don’t, it’s best to speak to your line manager in the first instance.

The U: drive
This is referred to as the Student Share, you may be directed here by your faculty for certain learning materials.

The M: drive
This drive is also referred to as the ‘Software Repository’. You will be directed here in unique circumstances for installing software. However, it is mostly reserved for legacy applications, for more information on software and how to get it see our Software section.

You can access any of these drives from any computer connected to the University network. This can either be via eduroam, the wired network, or a VPN connection. See the Working Remotely tab for more information.

Accessing Network Drives on your own Device

In order to access your network drives on or off campus, please visit SharePoint.

Working Remotely

To work on files and services that are normally only available whilst on the campus network, such as our network drives and Corporate Systems suite, you will need to set up a VPN connection.

A VPN (virtual private network) is a method of extending a private network (such as the University) over a public network (such as the Internet). It enables you to send and receive data across a public network as though you were directly connected to the private network in a secure way. Whilst using our VPN service your network traffic will be going through the University, so please don’t use it for anything that you wouldn’t normally do on campus.

Instructions on setting up the VPN client can be found here. Log in to SharePoint using your University credentials.

Box Storage

The ICT Department is now offering a new service that will allow students and staff to store, share and collaborate on documents using any Internet enabled device anywhere in the world. The service is from Box.com and will provide all users with access to an unlimited amount of storage.

The service is already used by major organisations and institutions and was chosen for its emphasis on security, ease of use, and ability to meet diverse requirements.

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