A remote network is any network other than Rice's wired network or the secure, encrypted Rice Owls wireless. We often call connecting from remote networks "Mobile Computing" or "Roaming". See Also: Before You go on a Trip
STEP 1: Make a Connection
Make a connection to the internet using one of these methods:
- Use a wired or wireless connection to your own or someone else's network outside of Rice
- Use a data card for your laptop. This card works like a wireless modem that allows you to connect to the network through a wireless phone line. You will need a device (a card or USB device for your laptop) and a data plan with a wireless phone service.
- "Rice Visitor" is considered a "remote" network. Read "Overview of the Rice Network" to understand why. Use the steps below when you are connected to it.
STEP 2: Tell Rice it can trust your computer even though it is connected to a remote network: Use VPN
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network because it makes your computer appear as if it was connected to Rice's private network.
- Download and install a piece of software (called a VPN client) on your computer. Go to https://apply.rice.edu, login with your Netid and password and go to Account Maintenance and click on VPN Software.
- Run the VPN client. It will ask you for your Netid and password when you do.
Check this link if you get errors of the type "Network problems".
Step 3: To connect to the Rice resources you need, step by step:
Log on with your NetID & Password at: www.google.com/calendar
Keep using your files on storage.rice.edu while your Windows XP computer is roaming
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