Network Share Drives

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The College of Engineering offers a number of network shared drives for varying groups.

  • Connections to these shares require one of the following:
    1. Your computer is plugged into a network port on campus with a recognized IP address
    2. Your computer is connected to the authenticated campus wireless network (NUwave)
    3. Your computer is connected to the University's VPN

Instructions for Windows

  1. Open an Explorer window (the icon folder on your taskbar)
  2. Right-click on “This PC” in the left column, and select "Map Network Drive".
  3. Change the drive letter to the one designated for your group share (if designated by your instructor or Computer Center staff member).
  4. In the Folder field, type the following: \\shares.coe.neu.edu\sharename
    • Share names are unique to each group, check with your instructor or Computer Center staff member.
  5. Mark the "Reconnect at sign-in (log-on)" and "Connect using different credentials" check-boxes if they are not already marked.
  6. In the credentials pop-up window, enter "WINCOE\username" and "yourpassword" in the appropriate fields. These are the same credentials you use to log into your COE email.

This should launch a new window with the contents of the share drive. Subsequently, you can connect to the drive by repeating step 1, then double-clicking on the icon for the shared drive, which will be labeled as described in step 4.

Instructions for Mac OS X

  1. Change your active application to Finder (check your menu bar).
  2. Select the Go menu, then choose "Connect to Server"
  3. Enter the following in the Server Address field: smb://shares.coe.neu.edu/sharename
    • Share names are unique to each group, check with your instructor or Computer Center staff member.
  4. Click the "+" button to save this on your server list
  5. Click "Connect" to get a credentials window.
  6. Make sure the "Connect As" radio button is set to Registered User, then enter "username" and "yourpassword" in the appropriate fields. These are the same credentials you use to log into your COE email.

This should launch a new window with the contents of the share drive. Subsequently, you can connect to the drive by opening a Finder window, then clicking on the icon for the shared drive in the left pane under "Shared", which will be labeled as described in step 3.

Instructions for Linux

On Linux machines, you will need access to sudo to be able to mount the CIFS share.

If you want to mount a share called "myshare" an empty directory called "mydirectory" type this command:

sudo mount.cifs //shares.coe.neu.edu/myshare /Users/Grad/<YourUserName>/mydirectory -o username=<YourUserName>,domain=WINCOE

The will result in the myshare CIFS share being attached to /Users/Grad/<YourUserName>/mydirectory. You must use the full or absolute path to the directory you wish to attach to. You can use any directory you wish as long as you have access to that directory.

To unmount the share type this command:

sudo unmount /Users/Grad/<YourUserName>/mydirectory. (or whatever the name of the directory that you used)

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