Network File Storage

As you logon to a Maxwell computer with your NetID you will see the following networked drives.

H Drive = Home directory

This space is for personal data storage.   Your home directory is backed up nightly, data that is stored in your directory for 24 hours can generally be recovered if lost or corrupted.

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Remote Access

Syracuse University Remote Access (SURA)
Download SURA Here

SURA is a simple utility for establishing a secure connection to Syracuse University computing resources. Using SURA will allow you to:

  • Access University network drives (H and G drives) *
  • Easily establish a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection from nearly anywhere on the internet to Syracuse University’s computing network
  • Find and connect to network printers *
  • Access your e-mail through a web-based interface
  • Connect to your dedicated office PC through a Remote Desktop connection *

Full documentation on SURA is available here.

The SURA utility can be downloaded here (SU NetID login required).


Who can use it?

Anyone with an active Syracuse University NetID account and a Windows XP or Vista computer may use SURA. Please note that Microsoft’s .NET 2.0 framework must be present on your remote Windows XP computer for SURA operate correctly.


Why should I use it?

It gives you secure access to the data you need when and where you need it.

* Your access to certain SURA functions may vary based on to your role at Syracuse University and your individual access privileges granted to you by your home department. 

Wireless Mobile Info

Both Eggers and Maxwell halls have full (100%) 802.11n wireless network coverage.  The primary and preferred wireless network is AirOrangeX.

If you have never connected to the AirOrangeX network before from a laptop computer, please connect to the AirOrangeHelp network first.  Once connected, open a browser (such as IE, Chrome, or Firefox) and you will be redirected to a page that will help you to successfully connect to the secure AirOrangeX network.

Please note that some legacy wireless devices may have difficulty connecting to the AirOrangeX network.

AirOrangeX Configuration



PDF The new SU Visitor Wireless Access Guideis a printer-friendly PDF available for download by campus visitors and SU groups who are hosts or event organizers who wish to share it with their guests. This is intended to address the connection needs of conferences, seminars, vendors and others who visit the campus as the University’s guests, and head off last minute support calls from these groups once they arrive on campus.

Creating a guest account A two-week wireless guest account can be created by University faculty or staff. Once created, the user can log in to the AirOrangeGuest wireless network.  For access beyond two weeks, please contact us at to request a sponsored account.

Download Visitor Wireless Access Guide



Create Guest Account



iPadView information on how to access the SU Wireless network and set up your email on your device here. Help documents support iOS and Android devices.

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