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Student Computing

Wired Student Residential Network

Access to the CUMC wired network is available in most residential housing units in the Bard Hall, Georgian, Towers, and 154 Haven buildings. Students are able to connect a properly registered and configured computer to the high-speed campus network via an active data port. Most buildings also offer wireless access, see the Wireless at CUMC section for details on connecting and a list of all locations.

Network Use Restrictions
Full information about policies and requirements for the wired network can be found on the Network Use pages. Students are expected to know and adhere to all requirements. This includes but is not limited to:

Computers or other devices that are not in compliance with policies and requirements may be blocked from the network without advance notice.

Getting Connected
Students who want to use their laptops on the wired network can bring them in to the CUMC IT Service Desk on the 2nd floor of the Hammer building. A technician will register it for access, please note that it may take a few business days after being registered before the computer will be able to connect to wired.

Computers must meet requirements found on the Connecting to the Wired CUMC Network page including having installed all current critical operating system updates and patches, running a credible, updated antivirus/spyware program, and being free of viruses, trojans and malware.

See instructions on the Find a Computer's Hardware Address page to look up required information for registering the computer; we will also need and any jack port label information for the data port you wish to use in a student housing location. Note that some housing locations may not have active wired ports available.

Computer Requirements
What kind of computer do I need to connect to the network?
If you have do not yet have a computer please see the recommendations and special offers available to CUMC students on our Computer and Software Discounts web site.

If you have followed the above steps but are not able to connect on campus, please call (212) 305-4357 (extension 5-Help) from your room while you are at your computer so we can troubleshoot why your system is not connecting there. It is also possible to stop by the CUMC IT Service Desk during our hours of operation.

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Last updated 2/08/2018