Tutorials

How do I connect to the MediaLab file storage?

Every Biochemistry Lab has a folder in the MediaLab folder located in the Facilities share on biochemistry.drive.wisc.edu. Other departments may be granted a folder as needed, please submit a ticket requesting a folder if you work with the MediaLab on a regular basis. We also are able to work with files shared via Box, Google Drive and OneDrive.

If your lab has a folder within the MediaLab folder you’ll find a folder matching your PI’s NetID. Each PI folder has “Submit” and “View” directories. Put files in Submit for us to print, or edit. View is a Read only directory where we will place completed work.

This is an accordion element with a series of buttons that open and close related content panels.

Android

There are several apps available that are capable of connecting to the file server. For this example we will be using Astro File Explorer. You can download it for free from the Google Play Store.

ASTRO Filemanager – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.metago.astro

  1. Make sure you using the UW VPN or Biochemistry Departmental VPN if you are not on a UW-Madison network
  2. After installing and opening the app, tap the plus (+) sign next to the ‘Storage Locations’
  3. Choose ‘SMB Server’
  4. Connect to the server and share:
    • Server: \\biochem.drive.wisc.edu\Facilities
      • Username: <Your NetID>@ad.wisc.edu
      • Password: <Your NetID password>

iOS & iPadOS

iOS 13 and iPadOS include server capabilities within the Files app.

  1. Make sure you using the UW VPN or Biochemistry Departmental VPN if you are not on a UW-Madison network
  2. Select Browse at the bottom of the Files app screen
  3. Tap the … option
  4. Choose Connect to Server
    1. Server: biochem.drive.wisc.edu
    2. Click Connect
  5. Select Registered User (it should be selected by default)
  6. Use <Your NetID>@ad.wisc.edu username and <Your NetID password> password
  7. Click Next
  8. You should be able to access the Facilities share

Linux

  1. Make sure you using the UW VPN or Biochemistry Departmental VPN if you are not on a UW-Madison network
  2. From the sidebar in a desktop window
    • Choose “Connect to Server” (last option)
    • Enter the server name:
      \\biochem.drive.wisc.edu
    • User Name: <NetID>
    • Domain Name: “wisc.edu” or “ad.wisc.edu”
    • Enter your NetID password
  3. Click “Connect”
  4. Choose the Facilities share

macOS

  1. Make sure you using the UW VPN or Biochemistry Departmental VPN if you are not on a UW-Madison network
  2. In the Finder, choose ‘Connect to Server’ from the ‘Go’ menu.
  3. Enter the server name to map
    • For Other Shares: smb://biochem.drive.wisc.edu
      Note: If prompted, use <Your NetID>@wisc.edu and <Your NetID password> for this server
  4. Select the Facilities share
  5. The share window(s) will open

Windows

  1. Make sure you using the UW VPN or Biochemistry Departmental VPN if you are not on a UW-Madison network
  2. Navigate to ‘This PC’ . One easy way to do this is Search for and open ‘This PC’.
  3. Click the Computer tab at the top of the window
  4. Choose ‘Map network drive’
    1. In the ‘Folder’ field, type the path below:
      \\biochem.drive.wisc.edu\Facilities
    2. If you log into this computer with your NetID this computer should connect automatically as the logged in user, click finish
    3. If you don’t log into this computer with your NetID:
      1. Check the ‘Connect using different credentials’ box
      2. Click Finish
      3. Username: <Your NetID>@wisc.edu (example: bbadger@wisc.edu)
      4. Password: <Your NetID password>

Miscellaneous:

Poster Printing

Ironing Your Vinyl Poster

Remove the wrinkles from a poster is easier than you might think. Don’t try to rush or you could end up damaging your poster instead.

Place the poster face down on top of a piece of cardboard set on a clean, stable surface or directly on an ironing board. Cover the back of the poster with a normal cotton sheet or towel and set the iron to its lowest possible heat without steam. Once the iron has heated up, move the iron over the wrinkles or creases without stopping. Check the poster regularly see whether or not the iron has done its job.

Embedding Images in Illustrator

Printing on the MediaLab HP Color printer

For Windows users:
See if this link works for you and you can pickup at step 3, if not start at step 1.
Point your web browser to http://support.hp.com then type “D3L09A” into the search field and click next.
Click Software and Driver Downloads.
Select your Operating System from the drop down list and click Next.
Click the Drivers link and choose the option for “HP Color LaserJet M750″
Wait for your download to complete and run the installer.
Run through the installer and when prompted choose the option of the wired or networked printer, not directly connected with USB.
The installer will then scan the network for the printer. There should be only one result, and its IP should be 128.104.116.101 Select it and let the installer finish.

For Mac users:
Open System Preferences
Go to Print & Fax
Unlock the window by clicking the lock in the lower left corner and authenticate with an admin account
Click the + button on the bottom of the list of the left.
Type “media” in the search field and choose the “Media Lab HP Color LaserJet M750″
Wait for the computer to connect to the printer and click Add.

Department Audio-Visual Click on the room number for instructions:
1211 (pdf cheat sheet)
Khorana Auditorium (pdf cheat sheet)