The College provides resident students with access to the Campus network, the Internet, cable-TV services, and the telephone services. All dorm rooms in Founders Hall and O'Connor Hall have Wi-Fi access. Each dorm room will have a network wiring box mounted on the wall that has the following port layout.
If you are assigned Founders Hall, 211A, you would plug your personal touch-tone phone into the top left jack and your computer CAT5 Ethernet cable (i.e., computer network cable) into the bottom left jack. If you are 211B then you would use the respective jacks on the right hand side of the box.
Useful items to bring with you to campus:
Please view the Minimum Computer Requirements Table to verify if your machine is compatible with the college's network. Residents will also need to purchase a Category-5 Ethernet Patch Cord of sufficient length to connect your computer to the wall jack (also available in the CSE Bookstore).
The following instructions assume that your network card has been properly installed and driver software has been loaded and configured correctly. If you are using a Macintosh system, first follow the manufacturer's instructions. You may also call the help desk for assistance.
It is recommended that students connect to the internet using an ethernet cord to the wall jack when taking an online test. Plug in the ethernet cord to your computer and connect the other end to the wall jack. Your computer should auto-detect the internet connection and connect you immediately. If the connection fails, please contact helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org
The fastest way to connect your mobile devices, laptops and notebooks to the internet is by using CSE's wireless network.