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Connecting to the W: Drive from Home - Mac


  1. Launch System Preferences
  2. Click on Network
  3. Choose Ethernet or Wi-Fi depending on which interface you are using to get online
  4. Click on Advanced

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  5. Choose DNS from the tabs

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  6. Click the + button
  7. Type in rad.rutgers.edu to Search Domains
  8. Hit Enter on your keyboard
  9. Click OK


NOTE: You must connect to the Rutgers VPN prior to doing the steps below


  1. From the Mac OS X Finder, hit the Command+K to bring up the ‘Connect to Server’ window,
    • Then add the drive path you wish to connect to:
      Home Drive: smb://rad.rutgers.edu/dfs/Sas +OUName + Home e.g., smb://rad.rutgers.edu/dfs/SasEnglishHome
      W Drive: smb://rad.rutgers.edu/dfs/sas
      Webpages: smb://rad.rutgers.edu/dfs/sas/Webpages/OUName e.g., smb://rad.rutgers.edu/dfs/sas/webpages/English

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  2. Click the “Connect” button
  3. Enter the following:
    • Username: rad\netid ( eg. rad\rcamilo )
    • NetID password

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  4. Click the “Connect” button

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