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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.
  • How do I pay for this service?
    • Wireless networking is included in the technology fee automatically charged to students each semester.
  • 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
Networking Wireless (Windows: 802.11b/g/n; Mac: Airport Extreme)
Operating system Windows 7 or Windows 8, 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.