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Mac VPN Connection
How to connect to your office computer or a terminal server from your Mac computer after a VPN connection has been established. Use the terminal server to access your network drives and the internet. This server acts just like a computer on campus.

Quick links to sections in this article:
Connect to Office Computer or Terminal Server      Map Network Drives

Note: The VPN software must be installed and your computer connected before connecting to on-campus resources. Follow these instructions to install FortiClient VPN and these to connect to the VPN

Connect to Office Computer or Terminal Server

 Before you can connect into one of the Terminal Servers or your Etown desktop, you need to create the Remote Desktop Connection. If you have already created this connection, skip to step 4.

If you have a college-owned computer in your office that you wish to access from your home computer, make sure to find your office computer's name. It will be on a label on the outside of a desktop computer or inside, above the keyboard on a laptop computer. Leave your office computer turned on when you want to connect to it from home. 

If you do not have a college-owned computer, you can connect to a terminal server, through which you can access network drives at home. The terminal server is simply a college computer that you can use from home, or even your office.


Step 1:Download the Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac, if you do not already have it. Open the app.
Step 2:
Click the plus sign, then select Desktop. Step 3:
If you are connecting to your office computer, type the name from the white label. If you are trying to connect to the terminal server, type "ecfsHome-ts" if you are faculty/staff, or "ecStudent-ts" if you are a student. If you are a staff member with access to Jenzabar, you will need to connect to "ecTeams-ts." Click Add.


Step 4:
Double-click to open the saved connection to the terminal server or office computer.
Step 5:
Enter your Etown credentials. If this is a personal computer, you will need to type "jaynet\" before your username.
Step 6:
Click Continue.
Step 7:

Click OK. You will be connected to the selected computer or server. 

Step 8:To disconnect, log off as you would with any computer.


Map Network Drives
To use network drives through VPN, you will need to connect to an office computer or a terminal server. If you are connected to an office computer, you can use network drives as normal. If connecting to a terminal server, follow the instructions below.

Step 1: Double click mapnetworkdrives.exe on your desktop to open it.
Open mapnetworkdrives.exe

Step 2:Click Run to allow the application.
Click Run

Step 3:Enter your Etown username and password. Click OK.
Enter Etown Username and Password

Step 4: Click on the Start menu button, then select Computer. Start Menu, Computer
Step 5:The network drives are listed under Network Location. Click username$(\\Resserv)(U:) to access your public and private folders.
Network Drives



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