Windows 7 - Connecting
Connecting to the Wireless Network
You will need to log in to Wentworth's wireless network before you can:
- Check your email
- Get onto the Web, or
- Access your network drives.
Be sure that the External Wireless On/Off Switch is set to on.
Click on the wireless icon on your taskbar and select WIT-SECURE or LeopardSecure. The connection should be complete in a few seconds.
If it does not connect automatically, please see the following page for additional resources - Wireless @ WIT.
PERSONAL ONLINE STORAGE SPACE: P DRIVE VS SKYDRIVE
Wentworth offers personal online storage space for all students, faculty, and staff. This storage space is for backuping academic files. Historical, Wentworth has offered in house storage space, called "P drive" or "personal drive", with 500MB of space. In Fall 2011, Wentworth partnered with Microsoft to offer skydrives for all students. A skydrive is accessible anywhere in the world and has 25GB of space. You can share files and photos with others as well as collaborate on documents. For more info on your Microsoft Skydrive, goto http://explore.live.com/skydrive.
ACCESSING YOUR SKYDRIVE (FOR STUDENTS)
To access your skydrive, goto http://skydrive.live.com. It is recommended that you bookmarked this page for easy access in the future. Log into this site with your email credentials.
ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DRIVE (P DRIVE) (FOR FACULTY & STAFF)
The P: Drive is your personal space. Only you are able to see documents placed on the P: drive. It is a good place to store and back up your files. As long as you are on campus and logged on to Active Directory, you will have access to the P: Drive.
You are NOT ALLOWED to store any illegal content including illegally obtained movies, music or images.
Accessing Additional Network Drives
Similar to the P Drive there are other network drives that students can access. You access these drives the same as you would the P Drive.
Shared (S:) - The Shared drive (S: on a PC) is a network share that allows faculty/staff/students to share information with each other. For example, if you would like to share a document with another student, you can place a document into a folder on the Shared drive and anyone should be able to see it and collaborate with you. Please keep in mind that this drive is open to all faculty, staff and students so sensitive material should never be placed on the S: drive. Also, since this drive is open to everyone, the Shared drive should never be used to backup your documents.
Note: There are two shared drives, one for students and another for faculty/staff. Faculty and staff have access to both network shares and students just have access to theirs.
The network share for faculty is \\ntwit02\shared and the network share for students is \\ntwit03\shared.
Note: Students should backup their work as well on another drive, on CD/DVD or on other devices.
Connecting to myweb.wit.edu
myweb.wit.edu is the central web server for faculty, staff, and students at Wentworth. All members of the Wentworth community have myweb accounts. Your myweb will host personal or community web sites. Please visit the website to find out more about this service.
Connecting to Network Drives from Off-Campus
Access to several network drives is provided to the campus through a technology called WebDAV. Below are the instructions for accessing these network shares. As a reminder, you are NOT ALLOWED to store any illegal content including illegally obtained movies, music or images. The following method allows you to read files from the various drives. To be able to read and write to these location please see the following instructions -Read/Write instructions for Windows 7
Students can access their P (personal), S (shared), and I (department) drives from on or off campus.
When prompted to do so - the following addresses are used to access your different server spaces:
- For your "P" drive also known as your "Personal" drive please use: https://access.wit.edu/students/username where username is the first part of your Wentworth email address (e.g. smithj ).
For Faculty and Staff:
When prompted to do so - the following addresses are used to access your different server spaces using WebDav:
- For your " P " drive also known as your " Personal " drive please use: https://access.wit.edu/staff/username where username is the first part of your Wentworth email address (e.g. smithj ).
- For your " I " drive also known as your " Department " drive please use: https://access.wit.edu/idrive
- For your " S " drive also known as your " Faculty/Staff Shared " drive please use: https://access.wit.edu/sdrive
- For your " T " drive also known as the " Courses " drive please use: https://access.wit.edu/tdrive