Wireless Networking

Getting Connected

  • 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.

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

  • Firefox 15 or higher
  • Safari 5 or higher
  • Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge

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

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

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

  • Apple devices running iOS 7.1 or earlier
  • Android devices running Android 4.4 or earlier
  • 1st Generation Kindle Fire
  • Any generation of Nook prior to the Nook HD

Recommended Computer Specifications

(minimum recommendations)

Processor Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 (Windows/Mac)
Memory 4 GB
Hard disk 256 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.