Information Technology

Accessing File Server from a Non-UWB Network on a Mac

This guide is primarily focused on accessing the UW Bothell fileservers on Mac computers. For instructions on Windows please see Accessing UWB Fileservers for Windows.

You will need an UWB Access Accounts or UW NetIDs to access the UW Bothell fileservers.

For further assistance, please contact the UW Bothell IT Helpdesk (uwbit@uw.edu).

Off-Campus Access

To access the UW Bothell fileservers from non-UW networks (off-campus), Husky OnNet needs to be installed and connected on your computer. You will then be able to access the UW Bothell fileservers using either the quick access method or map a network drive method shown later in this document. For more information about Husky OnNet please visit the page below.

Husky OnNet Information

 

Quick Access

Once you are connected to UW network through Husky OnNet.

On the Finder menu, click Go and then Connect to Server

Enter the server address for the network share. The two shares that you will need most are Departments and Faculty-Staff.

Departmental Share

The departmental share will hold files that are used by individual departments. You can reach this directly by entering smb://uwb.edu/Departments/ in the Server Address field. To directly access your department, add your department name to the end of the path.

Faculty-Staff Share

The Faculty-Staff share will hold your individual files that are not accessible by your department. If you click on the Faculty-Staff share, you should see a Home directory. Your individual directory should be inside this directory. You can reach this directly by entering smb://uwb.edu/Faculty-Staff/Home in the Server Address field. To directly access your individual storage, add your username to the end of the path.

You may also want to click the plus button to save it to your Favorite Servers list. Click Connect.

You should now be required to authenticate. To ensure that you are entering UWB credentials, use uwb\username in the name field. Enter your UW Bothell account password and click connect.

Upon successfully connecting, you should see the share drive(s) that you are connected to on the Finder. For example,

 

Last Modified: October 5, 2016.