Network

Connecting to Chemistryfs3 (or another server) in Linux

This guide assumes a small but significant understanding of Linux operations and commands. The process of connecting to file servers varies greatly between distributions of Linux and on the desktop environment that is running. The basics of connecting will be detailed, but the specifics of connecting for each combination is not documentable. If you need help, you can email comphelp or stop by the comphelp office.

If you are using wifi, make sure to start WiscVPN. Instructions can be found here.

Remote access to the Chemistry network

There can be many reasons why a machine would be unable to access shared network resources:

- You are connected using the University's wireless network. Some of the shared network resources do not allow access from the university's wireless connection. To resolve this, try connecting directly to a wall jack within the Chemistry building with an ethernet cord or connect via the University's Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Connecting to Chemistryfs3, Chemhome, or another file server in Mac OSX

If you are using wifi, make sure to start WiscVPN. Instructions can be found here.

Click on the Go option in Finder then select Connect to Server:

(Another option is to click on the background and hit Apple-K)

This window will appear:

Type the desired server in server address box then hit connect.

Some possible server addresses are:

Connecting to a Chemistryfs3, Chemhome, or another server in Windows

If you are using wifi, make sure to start WiscVPN. Instructions for connecting can be found here.

1. Use 'Windows Explorer.'

Explorer is the window you see when you have any folder open, whether it be 'My Computer' or any other directory. Type two backslashes (i.e. \\) and then the name of the server you are trying to access. For example, if you want to access chemistryfs3, type \\chemistryfs3 into the field and hit enter.

Installing X-Win32 for X11 Forwarding

Important Notice!

UW Chemistry no longer keeps a liscense for X-Win32. Please see http://comphelp.chem.wisc.edu/content/installing-vcxsrv-and-putty

 

Here are the basics of downloading, installing, and running XWin.

Start by going to this URL (use your Chemistry username & password):

comphelp.chem.wisc.edu/user/login

and then to this link to get the license key:

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