Your Network Space
Students are given 1 GB of network space for file storage. It is strongly recommended that students save their work to the network, as files are backed up daily. In the event of a hard drive failure on a personal machine, having work saved to the network ensures that your important data will not be lost.
To access your network space on College-owned computers, look for the H: drive. Double click on the H: drive, and you will see your network folder.
Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff start with 5 GB of network space for file storage; additional space can be requested through IT Services, as needed. It is strongly recommended that faculty and staff members save their work to the network, as files are backed up daily. Lost files that were saved on the network can often be restored from backups in the event of accidental deletion, unintended changes to a document, or hardware failure. Contact the IT Services Help Desk for assistance if you need help to recover a file or network folder.
To access your network space on College-owned computers, look for the F: drive. Double click on the F: drive, and you will see your network folder.
Find Your Network Space on Your Personal Computer
To set up your computer to access your network drive when you are on-campus, using Lycoming’s network, you can map the drive on your computer.
Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) Connection
Faculty, staff and students can use FortiClient to access a VPN (virtual private network) when they are off-campus. A VPN works by creating a connection from your computer to the College’s network that allows you to use your computer in much the same way as you would if you were sitting at your desk in your office. If you have a program installed on your computer that requires a license key from the College’s server (for example, SPSS or Mathematica), then using a VPN allows you to connect and work from locations off-campus.
The easiest way to get FortiClient from off campus is to go to https://vpn.lycoming.edu:10443. You enter your Lycoming credentials and you will be given an option on the top left as to which version you would like (Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android). The PC versions will download directly and the iOS/Android versions will redirect you to their respective app stores.
*Please note, you will not be able to access the VPN from on the campus network.
Once you have the app installed, the settings will be as follows:
Connection name: Up to you
Remote Gateway: vpn.lycoming.edu
Customize port (checked): 10443
Client Certificate: None
Authentication: Prompt on login
Check “Do not Warn Invalid Server Certificate”