How do I access Network (T- or P-) Drives on a Mac OS X computer?
This guide will walk you through connecting to your P-Drive or T-Drive on a Mac OS X computer.
(Pre-requisites): Prior to connecting to network drives, you will need to establish a connection to the campus network.
- If you are currently on campus, make sure that you have a network cable plugged in to the computer or connect to one of the Seattle University wireless networks. Once you are connected to the SU network, proceed to the next step.
- If you are currently off campus, you will first need to establish an internet connection and then connect to VPN before continuing to the next step.
Step 1: Click on the Go menu.
- If the Go menu is not an option, click on your desktop background to make it appear.
Step 2: Select Connect to Server.
Step 3: Add your network drives to your Favorite Servers list.
- In the Connect to Server window, select the Server Address: field and enter your network drive address.
- For your network P-Drive, type smb://oitfs1/Fac-Staff
- For your network T-Drive, type smb://oitfs2/Team
- Press the + button to add the network drive address to your Favorite Servers.
- Select the network drive that you would like to connect to and then click on the Connect button.
- A Connecting to Server window and progress bar will appear.
Step 4: Enter your Seattle University username and password.
- Your computer will display the name of the user currently logged in.
- If you are using a Seattle University computer, your Seattle Universty username should be displayed.
- If you are using a personal computer, you will need to enter your Seattle University username and password
Step 5: The network drive will now be accessible under SHARED. You can now access the folder from the Finder or when Opening or Saving documents in applications such as Word.