How to Map MESA on a Mac

George Mason University VPN allows you to connect to Mason networks as if you were on campus, making access to restricted services possible. To connect to the MESA drive from your Mac, you need to map the drive.

Step 1

Connect to the VPN using the Cisco AnyConnect Client.

Step 2

From the Finder, go to the Go MenuConnect to Server.

mac finder

Step 3

The Connect to Server dialog box will appear.

Step 4

If you have already saved your MESA drive, click on it and click Connect. Otherwise, in the Server Address box, type smb://mesa2.mesa.gmu.edu/NetID (replace "NetID" with your Patriot Pass NetID).

mesa address

Step 5

Click + to save the server.

plus sign

Step 6

Click Connect.

Step 7

The credentials are your NetID and Patriot Pass Password.

Patriot Pass credentials

Step 8

Click Connect to open your MESA drive.