Network Resources

Accessing your Files from Off-Campus

You can access files on the Rowan Network from your home computer using our VPN client.

 



What is a VPN client?

Our VPN (Virtual Private Network) Client allows you to access Rowan University Network resources from home as if you were on campus. A VPN is a secured private network connection built on top of publicly accessible infrastructure.

 

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Connect to the Rowan VPN

The Rowan VPN is a web-based client that does not require user configuration. Simply point your browser to:

http://vpn2.rowan.edu

For further instructions please visit http://www.rowan.edu/download/vpn/

 

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Connect to your Home Directory

You must first be connected to the VPN by going to:

http://vpn2.rowan.edu

Windows Users:

  • Once you are connected to the VPN, click "Start" from the Windows Start Menu
  • Click "Run"
  • Enter the location of your home directory: \\rowanads.rowan.edu\home\username
  • Login using rowanads\username as your username and your Rowan network password

Mac Users:.

  • Once you are connected to the VPN, click "Go" on the Finder menu and then "Connect to Server"
  • Enter the location of your home directory in the following format: smb://rowanads.rowan.edu/home/username
  • Login using rowanads\username as your username and your Rowan network password

 

All users can visit http://www.rowan.edu/myhome for quick access to their home directory as well.


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Edit your Personal Website

Once you have connected to your home directory you can edit your personal website just as you would on campus. Open your public.www folder and make the desired changes to your html page and save it back to the public.www folder on your home directory.

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Connecting to the Openarea

Connect to the Openarea on a Windows PC:

  • Click "Start" from the Windows Start Menu
  • Click "Run"
  • Enter the following: \\rowanads.rowan.edu
  • Click "OK" and login using rowanads\username as your username and your Rowan network password
  • Double Click "Common"
  • Double Click "Openarea"

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Connect to the Openarea on Mac OSX :

  • Click "Go" on the Finder menu and then "Connect to Server"
  • Enter the following: smb://rowanads.rowan.edu/common/openarea and login using rowanads\username as your username and your Rowan network password.

If you cannot see your folders on the openarea:

In Finder click Go and then Connect to Server.
In the Favorite Servers box, remove any references to filer1 for the openarea.
Type smb://rowanads.rowan.edu/common/openarea and click "Connect."
Login with your Rowan username and password
The openarea files and folders should appear.

*PLEASE NOTE: computers running OS X 10.6.8 and below will not be able to connect to the openarea on the new file system. You will need to update to 10.7 or higher or use the Rowan Cloud

Computers running 10.9 Mavericks will require a fix in order to access the Openarea. Please contact the Support Desk at support@rowan.edu.

 


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