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Computer Services

Network connection is provided in residence halls as an educational tool. Students must comply with the college computer usage policy found in the student handbook. We recommend a PC no more than three years old. A reliable PC is necessary for today's college environment. Additionally, the college provides four computer labs for student use.

Connections will be enabled once the student has completed the steps necessary for connection. Instructions to configure your PC for the TWC network will be available in your room at check-in. A checklist will be provided to facilitate the steps students will need to complete prior to requesting access to the TWC Network.

You will need the following:

  • PC or MAC running Microsoft Windows operating system. Preferably Windows 2000 Professional -Windows XP Home -Windows XP Professional -Windows Vista –Windows 7 –MAC OS 6.0x or newer. Other versions may not be compatible with our network and support is not readily available. Servers are strictly prohibited. Current Anti-virus software with an expiration date valid through the end of the academic year must be installed. The latest Norton/Symantec is recommended; McAfee or AVG will be accepted with proof of validity through the academic year. PC or MAC must have an installed 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connection A Category 5 patch cable with RJ-45 connection (Recommend 20 feet) available at office supply and electronic retail stores. You must have an email account such as Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.

 

TWC strives to provide reliable service to all network users. The following interfere with network bandwidth and may impact network reliability for other users; and thus, are prohibited:

  • Devices connected to the network that provide wireless access (i.e. wireless routers, access points) On-line gaming devices such as X-Box 360, Playstation III, etc. Peer-to-peer software such as Kazaa, Gnutella, LimeWire, etc.

 

Please be aware that some programs when downloaded and installed can cause the network to cease functioning. Programs often contain hidden spyware, adware, or viruses. Any PC or device that generates excessive traffic on the network will be disabled. The student will be notified to take corrective action before internet service is restored.

Information contained in this document is subject to change as needed in order to provide reliable internet connections.

November 1, 2010