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Access Personal LAN space (H: Drive) - MAC

These instructions explain how to access your personal LAN space (often referred to at Lehigh as the H:-drive, because of how it typically appears on Windows computers). The technical term for adding a network file space to the set of files that you can see is mounting (a volume). On Windows computers, the additional step of assigning a drive letter (such as H) to the network volume is called mapping (a drive); this is often treated as an essentially equivalent term. On most Lehigh-owned Macs, including computers at public labs and many faculty and staff office computers, this process happens automatically at login, just as it does for Windows PCs: the mounted volume appears as a folder on the Desktop or in the Dock. So these instructions are only needed when you have to mount the volume manually.

In order to do this, your computer must either be directly connected to the campus network (wired or wireless), or appear as if it is directly connected to the campus network because you have an active VPN connection. Note that the open wireless network known as "Lehigh guest" is not treated as if it were on campus. For instructions on how to connect to the campus network via the VPN, read Connect to the VPN (Mac). If you want the drive you have mounted to appear automatically every time you log in to the Mac, you should also read Auto-mount network drives (Mac).

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(Prerequisite) Make sure you are connected to the Lehigh campus network, or have connected via VPN if you are off campus (see Connect to the VPN (Mac)).

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Determine your "home-server". If your user name begins with a letter between...

a and h use home10
i and l use home11
m and z use home12
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Determine your "id-range". If your user name begins with a letter between...

a and h use A-H
i and l use I-L
m and z use M-Z
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Switch to the Finder. From the "Go" menu, select "Connect to Server..." (or use the keyboard shortcut Command-K).

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Enter the following into the field labeled "Server Address" in the "Connect to Server" dialog, substituting the values obtained previously for home-server, id-range and user-name:

cifs://home-server.cc.lehigh.edu/id-range/user-name

as shown in the example at right. Then click "Connect".

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Enter your Lehigh login credentials (username and password). If you have difficulty, precede the username with "ad/". (Note) Once you have connected to a particular server in this way, in future, it will be listed under "Favorite Servers" so that you will not have to type the server address.

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(Optional) If you want the drive you have mounted to appear automatically every time you log in to the Mac, follow the steps in the procedure Auto-mount network drives (Mac).

For additional help, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or helpdesk@lehigh.edu