Networking

Network connectivity, Wireless, File Storage, VPN

Connecting your computer to the network

Most rooms in Franz Hall have at least 2 network connections in them.  If you find that the connections are not working or would like more, please submit a helpdesk request.  

Psychology users are part of the Life Sciences network, which strives to be open and secure at the same time.  The network is periodically scanned for possible security compromises which if found, may result in restricted network access on certain ports.  Please read more about Life Sciences policy on this issue on their security page.

Wireless access is available in most conference rooms and large classrooms.  If you discover an area of Franz Hall that does not have wireless access and should, please submit a helpdesk request.

Data File Storage

Users have many options for file storage and sharing.  Use the chart below to help decide what kind of storage will best meet your needs.

Name Who can use it Where is it hosted Primary/Intended use Preferred Method of connection
Selene (SAN) Faculty/Staff Life Sci Permanent space for typical business related files.  May be shared with other department members.  Backed up daily. Novell client or CIFS
Hekate (SAN) Faculty/Staff Life Sci Permanent, shared space for faculty labs'  large data sets.  Backed up daily. Novell client or CIFS
ftp.lifesci.ucla.edu Faculty/Staff Life Sci Temporary space to share large files FTP client like CuteFTP
UCLA IT services Faculty/Staff      
UCLA Cloud Faculty/Staff      
CCLE Faculty/Staff   Course materials, images, readings, presentations, discussions, etc. Web browser
External vendors like Dropbox, Google, Skydrive, yousendit.com Public     Web browser

The Life Sciences SAN is available and accessible both on or off-site.

Virtual Private Network

If you need to access a departmental server or system from off-campus you may need to use a VPN in order to do that.  System administrators may allow individuals who have a valid UCLA login ID and password to connect to their servers via the campus VPN:

www.bol.ucla.edu/services/vpn

Along with the VPN a valid UCLA login ID is necessary.  Please see the section on "eligibility" here:

www.bol.ucla.edu/services/accounts/info/create.html

Any special requests for access to or extension of UCLA login privileges must be addressed with the Bruin On Line office.

Faculty members who need to collaborate with people who are not eligible for the UCLA VPN may request Life Sciences VPN access.  Please submit a  helpdesk request so that we can coordinate access for you.