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TAMU VPN & Your W: Drive

The TAMU VPN is for all employees who are physically located in College Station, Texas.
If you are housed at a Research Center, please see the VPN information and setup directions here.

What you will need:

  • TAMU VPN which you can download from the Ivanti Portal Manager or from http://connect.tamu.edu
  • Your TAMU Net ID and password
  • Your AgNet ID and password
  • Windows 10 or MacOS computer
  • internet access

Setup for Windows

If you have not already downloaded and installed the TAMU VPN, do that first. You must be signed in and connected to agnet.tamu.edu to proceed.

  1. Connect the TAMU VPN using your TAMU Net ID and password
  2. Open Windows Filex Explorer
  3. In the address field below the menu bar, type in \\165.91.132.187, then hit Enter on your keyboard
  4. This will display a list of departmental folders
  5. Right-Click on your departmental folder and select Map Network Drive
  6. Select a Drive Letter then click Finish

This will open a new window with a list of folders for your department’s W: and S: Drives, if your department still uses them.


Setup for MacOS

If you have not already downloaded and installed the TAMU VPN, do that first. You must be signed in and connected to agnet.tamu.edu to proceed.

  1. Go to the Finder menu and select Go>Connect to Server
    • you can also use Command +K
  2. In the top field type in smb://165.91.132.187/ then click Connect
    • you can also click the + to add it to Favorite Servers
  3. select Registered User and enter your AgriLife credentials and click Connect
  4. Control+Click on your department folder and select Make Alias
    • this will create a shortcut to the drive on your desktop
  5. Double-click the new shortcut/alias icon to access your departmental W: and S: drives
  6. Double-click Protect Directory
    • Group is your W: drive
    • Share is your S: drive
Updated on August 5, 2021

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