Every dorm room and rooms in the HRC House are equipped to provide each student with a network connection. The Rankin, Dean and Dobson Residential Housing has wireless broadband. Additionally, there are several locations that offer wireless connection if you happen to have a laptop with wireless capability. This ensures that every student at Tusculum College has access to the Network/Internet.
If you are purchasing a computer to use at Tusculum College to help you obtain a degree, you need to purchase a new, state-of-the-art personal computer. Considering the speed of development in information technology, it does not make sense to handicap yourself with a computer that is already out-of-date, and expect it to get you through four years. The configuration listed is the absolute minimum for accessing the network and the Internet at acceptable speeds.
Once you have your PC with Ethernet Card and a 10' patch cord, set up your PC. Before you connect to the ethernet port mounted on the wall in your room, make sure your anti-virus is configured for automatic update and current and your firewall is configured and turned on. Be sure to not confuse your ethernet port with the phone jack. Turn on your PC, and you should be able to access the internet using your web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc). No logon is required. If you cannot access the internet using your browser, do the following:
If you are unable to connect to the network, please notify Information Systems at:
Ext. 5346 or Ext. 7346.