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Windows OS Macintosh OS
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Apple OS 10.5 or better
20 Gb Free disk space (The more the better) 20 Gb Free disk space (The more the better)
2 Gb of RAM (The more the better) 2 Gb of RAM (The more the better)
CD drive (CD burner or DVD drive is recommended) CD drive (CD burner or DVD drive is recommended)

Anti-virus software that runs continuously. (Anti-virus software is provided by the College at no cost. If you have purchased other anti-virus software, please feel free to continue to use your version.)

 

In addition, we ask that:
You have an understanding of your computer’s warranty
You bring your operating system software (any CDs you received when you purchased your computer)
Your computer is virus free
Your computer has all security patches installed
Your computer is in good working order
You bring all power cords, a power strip and an Ethernet cable.
 

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Yes, our Computer & Software Store provides links to Dell and Apple websites, which offer an educational discount on computers and software for students, faculty and staff. 

**Note:  All purchases are through a third-party.  Assumption College does not handle refunds or returns on any hardware or software purchased using the Computer & Software Store.**

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Anti-virus software is not required if you are bringing a Mac/Apple computer.  However, if you are bringing a PC/Windows computer, you must use anti-virus software. If you have already purchased anti-virus software, please feel free to continue to use your version. If not, the College will provide it at no cost.  Call the Helpdesk at 508-767-7060 for more information.

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  • Plug the Ethernet cable from your machine into the network outlet in your room. Turn your computer on and then open a web browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox).
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
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RCC (ResNet Computer Consultant) Student Support
ResNet support is a trained staff of students who support student residential networking. They are trained to network functioning computers, configure wireless network connections and install ResNet software (anti-virus software and web browsers). On move-in day, RCCs will be assisting in dorms helping students get connected. They will be going from dorm to dorm to make sure everyone is connected.  During the first week of school, they work exclusively on assisting students with connecting their machines to the network.

IT Helpdesk (IT Center, Rm. 130)
After the first week of school, you can call the IT Helpdesk (508-767-7060) for help. Student RCCs can help on an as-available basis with many of the common software issues that arise with today’s computers. Other issues may be referred to professional IT staff.  Anything that we cannot assist a student in fixing will be directed to a repair center.  Students are responsible for their own machines.
 

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  • Yes, wireless network access is available in all campus buildings, including all residence halls.  Wired (ethernet) access is also available in dorm rooms.
  • Assumption has a 10Gb internal fiberoptic backbone that offers 100Mb speeds to the wired residential network. Assumption supports Wireless A, B,G and N networking. Our internet connections are redundant with a 1gb connection to Charter Networks and a 200mb connection to Windstream. Each student is granted 20mb max. (Speeds can vary based on simultaneous connections, network traffic, and other factors.)
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If your dorm room does not have enough network jacks for all roommates, you may sign out an Ethernet “hub” at the Information Technology table in the Plourde Recreation Center on Move-In Day or thereafter at the IT Helpdesk in IT Center, Rm. 130.

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  • The priority is to get your computer connected to the campus network. We can provide generic instructions to assist you in connecting other devices (phones, tablets, gaming units) to our network. Call the Helpdesk for instructions for connecting your devices (508-767-7060).  Please note that every manufacturer and software version has some differences, and you may need to contact the manufacturer if you have difficulties.
  • There are some devices that we do not support and that do not work on our network. They are wireless printers, Internet televisions, and media devices like Slingbox/Tivo.
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On move-in day, our ResNet students (RCCs) will be assisting in dorms helping students get connected. They will be going from dorm to dorm to make sure everyone is connected. 

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