WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality.
Currently, the best way to connect to your ENGR home directory from off campus is to utilize some form of SCP client. Windows users can obtain a free client called WinSCP to connect to their files.
To download WinSCP, go to: http://winscp.net/
After starting WinSCP you should see a window similar to this one:
Type “linux-1.ece.iastate.edu” into the Host name box and enter your username and password when prompted and select “Login”. Since this is the likely the first time you have connected to this file server a warning message may pop up warning you that the security keys provided by the server are unknown. It is ok to proceed past this warning.
After login you will see a window similar to this one:
In this image the left pane represents your local desktop system and the right pane represents the files in your home directory. You can navigate to the desired files/location in either pane and drag and drop to begin your file transfer.
To watch a how to video please refer to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j6VdlVlYiw