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How Do I Get Connected?
- Meet all the requirements for access
- Be aware and accepting of all University and Network Policies. These can be reviewed here.
- Simply plug your computer into the data jack provided for you in your room and boot the computer. Once you have opened Internet Explorer, our Clean Access system will prompt you to install a client and register your computer into our system. During this installation, you may need to change the setting of any firewall you have installed. Follow the instructions, which may be presented to you in pop-ups by your firewall software or Clean Access system.
In order to connect to ResNet your computer must have:
- an operational Ethernet Port (integrated or an installed Ethernet adapter)
- an updated operating system installed which supports TCP/IP and DHCP services. Operating system developers (Microsoft, Macintosh) provide free, critical updates/software patches to improve the functionality and address security concerns associated with their products. These updates are critical, as they protect individual computers and their related networks from the various viruses, worms, and security issues that are currently associated with use of the World Wide Web. They are free of charge and require users to access their web pages and install the relevant updates. These updates must be obtained on a regular basis and, if possible, should be acquired prior to arriving on campus.
- Microsoft Windows Updates can be found here and information on Macintosh OS X Updates can be found here.
- up-to-date antivirus software installed to protect your computer and our network from internet worms and viruses. AVG is a free anti-virus software, which may be downloaded and installed from the URL; http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free. Some students wish to purchase their antivirus product must keep the virus signature file subscription and the files themselves up-to-date. Antivirus developers release these signature files on a weekly basis, allowing their software to recognize and take appropriate action against all newly discovered and previously known viruses and worms. You must download these files on a regular basis to obtain and retain access while on campus. After your initial purchase of a product, you generally have a valid subscription for a year after which you will need to purchase another subscription to keep your computer safe from attack.
- a Cat 5 or Cat 6 Ethernet Cable for you to connect your computer to the data jack in your room
- a computer with technical specifications that meet a minimum set of system requirements. These requirements are:
FMU Suggested Requirements:
- Hard Drive: 80Gb or higher
- Memory: 1G or higher. (with Vista, 2G minimum)
- Processors: Laptop- Centrino or Core 2 Duo or as close to 2GHz as you can afford. (You may also want to insure it has wireless capabilities.) Desktop- Pentium 4 or as close to 3GHz, as you can afford.
Windows PC Minimum System Requirements:
- Processors: Pentium 4 chip or higher
- Operating System: XP or Vista (although Vista may not be compatible with some resources). All must be updated with the latest software patches. (Windows 98/ME are not supported)
- Memory: 512 MB or higher
- Drives: System must be equipped with at least one functional writeable drive. This can be either a 3.5 floppy drive or a CD writeable drive (CDR/CDRW).
- Ethernet Adapter: Built in, installed, or external
Apple Macintosh Minimum System Requirements:
- Processor: G3 or higher
- Operating System: OS9 - OSX
- Memory: 512 MB minimum
- Drives: System must be equipped with at least one functional writable drive. This can be either a 3.5 floppy drive or a CD writeable drive (CDR/CDRW).
- Ethernet Adapter: Any Apple compatible card