Remote access to university resources
We offer a number of way of gaining flexible remote access to university resources including modem dial-up and wireless broadband, whether in Australia or abroad.
If you are a first time user, please read Getting connected to find about the different methods of connection available and which one will be right for you.
For more information about what resources are available to remote access users please see Accessing resources. Finally if you have any suggestions or feedback please let us know.
This will allow you to access library catalogues when you are not on campus.
Will make your computer look like it is on Griffith University network so you can do anything you do when you are on campus.
Gives you access to your files stored on Griffith's file servers (ie. G and H drives) via a web browser (ie. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox)
Maps your G and H drives on your computer while you are connected to the Griffith University wireless network or working from home via a VPN connection.
Mobile G drive
Maps your G drive on your mobile device while you are connected to the Griffith University wireless network, or via a VPN connection.
Getting remotely connected
4G wireless Broadband provides high-speed wireless internet and data network access over a wide area. The benefit of using 4G is that you can access the internet or download files from your laptop wherever you are.
To receive wireless Internet, a wireless modem is connected to your laptop which then communicates using radio signals to your WISP s receiver. Our preferred WISP is Optus, however if you travel in rural destinations, we can arrange for Telstra Broadband on the Next G network.
Limitations of 4G
There are some limitations of using 4G wireless broadband:
- Coverage is limited - in certain rural areas it may be unavailable
- Connectivity - wireless offers slightly slower data speeds than ADSL or cable, although this is improving with the introduction of HSDPA which allows higher data transfer speeds and capacity
- Reliability - as with any service that relies on radio waves, there is the chance that external interference can cause disruptions in signal quality. For example, signal quality may be diminished during unusual weather or inside buildings
- Cost - using Wireless Broadband while traveling overseas will incur high rates for data downloads. These rates may vary according to the costs charged by the foreign network operator
Charges and devices
For details on the current Optus Wireless Broadband rate plans and the different modem devices available, please refer to Optus Wireless Broadband (PDF 86k).
If you travel in rural destinations and require Telstra Next G coverage, we have details of Telstra Wireless Broadband rate plans and the different modem devices available. Refer to Telstra Wireless Broadband (PDF 325k).
How to Order
To order 4G wireless broadband, we require the following information:
- Name of person using service
- Your preferred rate plan (Note: the standard rate plan is Optus 5gig)
- The device you require
- Griffith Account details for purchase and usage charges, including the Speedtype (eg: XYZ1001) and Class (eg: MAINT)
- Authoriser (person must have financial delegation)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to order your 4G wireless broadband.
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The first step is to get connected. There are a few ways this can be done and they depend on your physical location.
This service is available to anyone with a valid Griffith computer account and provides you with secure access to network files stored on our Active Directory Servers.
You can log onto the Network Storage to access your files from:
- your home computer using a private Internet Service Provider together with virtual private networking software
- your laptop using the Griffith University wireless network in a campus smart zone
Log into Network Storage:
- Staff login: enter your Active Directory username (e.g. s1234567, e1234567, hrmperson, fbsperson) and Active Directory password
- Student login: enter your student number (e.g. s1234567) and password