Wireless Networking

Getting Connected

What do I need to get started?

  • You will need a computer (PC or Mac) with an 802.11g/n-compatible wireless card.
  • You can purchase a computer with built-in 802.11g/n-compatible wireless connectivity.

Where can I purchase a wireless card?

  • An 802.11g/n-compatible wireless card can be purchased at almost any electronics store.

What Web browsers are recommended?

  • Firefox 15 or higher
  • Safari 5 or higher
  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 9 or higher

Where will I have wireless access on campus?

  • All residence halls, the Library, the Commons, and the Sports Center are equipped with wireless access points.

What if I don’t have a computer?

  • You will be able to access student e-mail and limited Internet Web sites through the library computer lab.

When will I receive my e-mail address and instructions on how to use the network?

  • At check-in, all students will receive an e-mail address and instructions for usage.

Recommended Tablet Specifications

(minimum recommendations)

Storage Capacity 16 GB
Wireless 802.11b/g/n
Operating System Most recent version of Android, iOS, or Windows

Unsupported mobile devices

  • Android devices running 3.1 or earlier
  • 1st Generation Kindle Fire
  • Any generation of Nook prior to the Nook HD

Recommended Computer Specifications

(minimum recommendations)

Processor i5 (Windows/Mac)
Memory 4 GB
Hard disk 300 GB
Optical drive DVD+/-RW
(burns/reads CDs and DVDs)
Networking Wireless (Windows: 802.11b/g/n; Mac: Airport Extreme)
Video RAM 256 MB
Operating system Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 8 Pro, OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Support & protection Extended warranty plan, including accidental damage coverage, for expected life of machine and a laptop bag to protect your computer.

Why Should You Choose Pensacola Christian College?

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