Network access

Wired network access

A high-speed, wired (Ethernet) network connection is provided to most all offices, classrooms and lab spaces.  If a location does not have an active wired access port and one is needed, or there is a problem with a current active port, please send an email to tachelp@uw.edu to request activation or installation information. To connect a laptop or other computer to the ethernet network, you will need a network interface card (NIC) and a Cat-5 cable.

Wireless network access

Wireless connectivity is available in most interior and exterior areas on campus.  Learn more about wireless network access.

Can I access my files off-campus?

Remote file access (RFA)

UW Tacoma Remote File Access Service usage agreement

RFA is provided for your convenience. UW Tacoma is not responsible for any data accessed or downloaded from the RFA site. If accessing storing or downloading any data that has FERPA or HIPPA related information from this service you must be in compliance with the Data Protection Policy for Portable Devices

For security be sure to delete downloaded data from your device or computer after you are done, or ensure it is stored in a password protected encrypted storage location.

Once you agree to the terms of usage you will be directed to the login page.

Login name is Your_UWNetID@tacoma.uw.edu

Password is your UW Tacoma computer login password (your @tacoma.uw.edu password)

I AGREE TO THE TERMS OF USAGE

Remote file access (RFA)

UW Tacoma Remote File Access Service usage agreement

RFA is provided for your convenience. UW Tacoma is not responsible for any data accessed or downloaded from the RFA site. If accessing storing or downloading any data that has FERPA or HIPPA related information from this service you must be in compliance with the Data Protection Policy for Portable Devices

For security be sure to delete downloaded data from your device or computer after you are done, or ensure it is stored in a password protected encrypted storage location.

Use of this service does not constitute an aggrement of work for compensation between the user and the University. If you are using this service for any form of university work for compensation it is your responsibility to obtain agreement and authorization from your supervisor before using this service.

Once you agree to the terms of usage you will be directed to the login page.

Login name is Your_UWNetID@tacoma.uw.edu

Password is your UW Tacoma computer login password (your @tacoma.uw.edu password)

I AGREE TO THE TERMS OF USAGE

Remote desktop

Remote desktop access allows you to access and control your work computer using another computer with a connection to the Internet. Your icons, programs and printers are all available.

To use remote desktop access, contact IT at tachelp@uw.edu to discuss your intended usage and needs.