Connect to a BML File Server - Windows

NOTE: Please be sure that you are using the “BML Private” wireless network, the public wireless network is internet only, and doesn’t allow access to printers and file servers.

These instructions assume that you have established credentials (an account) on the BML network. 

For Windows 8 and Windows 10 users

  1. If necessary, enable "Network Discovery" on your PC
  2. Go to the Windows start screen and type \\chinook
  3. Hit the enter key, you will be prompted for your BML network credentials

Username = ad3\yourusername (note the \\backslash\\ after ad3 and in front of your username). Password = yourpassword (use your own password)

The explorer window will allow you to browse the file server.

For Windows 7 users

If necessary, enable "Network Discovery" on your PC

From the start menu, in the search box type \\chinook

startmenu
 
type in chinook
 

If challenged for your username and password use this convention:

  • Username = ad3\yourusername (note the \\backslash\\ after ad3 and in front of your username)
  • Password = your_password (use your own password)

The explorer window will now let you browse the contents of the network resource you specified, see below:

shares
 

To "Map" a network drive, right click on on the share you want to map, for example "Users". A pop up menu will appear, choose the option to "Map Network Drive". A dialogue box will open. Choose a drive letter for the mapping and make sure that "Reconnect at login" is checked, choose "Finish". See below.

map network drive
 

If you browse to "My Computer", you should see the mapped network drive that you just created.

To permanently disconnect the drive mapping, from "My Computer" right click on the drive mapping and choose "Disconnect".

Note:

  • STUDENTS and VISITORS: If you are using your own personal computer you will be prompted for your BML network credentials. In the login field type ad3\yourusername (note the \\backslash\\ after ad3 and in front of your username). Then type in your password.