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Connect to Servers for Faculty

All faculty members have access to their own home directories on the home server. This home directory can be used to save and back up important files. It is important to note that this server can only be accessed from on campus.

You will also see a folder named "public_html" where you can publish web pages using the built-in FTP function of some website creation software. If you use a product such as iWeb on a Mac, you may have to use a separate secure copy program such as Fugu, which is installed on your Hampshire computer. 

The public_html folder can also be used as a repository for information you want to share with anyone who has access to a browser. The link for others to navigate to your public_html folder is http://home.hampshire.edu/~, follwed by your HampNet ID and another slash(/); my public_html folder is at http://home.hampshire.edu/~kmmlo/, for instance. Remember that anything in your public_html folder is available to anyone, on or off campus, so never use it to hold confidential information.

Mac OSX

To create a desktop icon that you simply double click on to access your home home directory as you would any folder on your computer, use the OSX Finder to connect:

  1. From the Finder, select Go-->Connect to Server.
  2. In the server name box, type "home" (without the quotes).
  3. When prompted, enter your HampNet username and password.

 
Windows XP

To access fachome using Windows Explorer:

  1. Click on the Start menu.
  2. Click on "Run." (If you don't see "Run" as an option, hold down the Windows key and press "R" instead.)
  3. Type "\\home" (without the quotes), and click OK.
  4. Enter your HampNet username and password when prompted, then click "OK"
  5. When the window opens, choose the folder to which you have access.

To map the drive so it will be available in Windows Explorer and Office applications as a Save As location:

  1. Double click on "My Computer" to open.
  2. In the Tools menu, select: "Map Network Drive".
  3. In the folder box, enter: \\home\ {your username} (e.g. jdbLO) and uncheck "Reconnect at login" (unless you want it to be mounted automatically every time you log into your comptuer).
  4. Click the "Finish" button.
  5. When prompted, enter your HampNet username and password.

 

Windows 7

To access fachome:

  1. Press Cmd-R (or Windows-R) to bring up the "Run" window.
  2. Type "\\home" (without the quotes), and click OK.
  3. Enter "ADMINISTRATION\" (no quotes, all caps), followed by your  HampNet username (for example, ADMINISTRATION\kmmLO)
  4. Enter your HampNet password.
  5. If you'd like it to remember your user i.d. and password, check "Remember my credentials."
  6. When the window opens, choose the folder to which you have access.

To map the drive so it will be available in Windows Explorer and Office applications as a Save As location:

  • Right click on the folder, and select "Map Network Drive..." from the popup menu.
  • In the Window that opens, choose any drive letter beyond F.
  • If you check off “Reconnect at Logon” the drive will always be available when you log in to the Administration domain.
  • Click "Finish."

Windows XP and Windows 7

Another option for quickly and easily accessing the network drive, but only when you need it, is to create a desktop shortcut:

  • Locate the file as above, but when you right click on it, select “Create Shortcut”.
  • A message will display saying that a shortcut cannot be created on the network, and asks if you would like to create it on the desktop instead. Click "Yes."
  • The next time you want to access the Network drive, double click the shortcut.
 
 

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