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Hardware and OS Requirements

     

  1. A Computer
    • Macintosh
      • Recommended OS:
        • Mac OS X v10.6 or higher.
            (Note: Mac OS X v10.5 and earlier are not officially supported.)
    • PC
      • Minimum OS:
        • Windows XP with Service Pack 3
            (Note: Windows 95, 98, ME, or 2000 are not supported.)
      • Recommended OS:
        • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
            (Note: Windows Server releases are not supported.)
  2. An Ethernet Card and Cable
    • A 100 Base-T compatible ethernet card.
        The majority of modern-day desktops and laptops have this built-in.
    • A Category 5 (Cat 5) ethernet cable.
        Please note that ethernet cables are not provided by ResNet. Without one, you will not be able to access the internet. As a reminder, ResNet does not currently offer wireless internet service in student housing.

Software Requirements

 

Mac OS X

In order to access the internet on ResNet, Apple machines are required to install and run the Macintosh version of the Cisco NAC Agent.

 

 

Windows

In order to access the internet on ResNet, Windows machines are required to install and run the Windows version of the Cisco NAC Agent. In addition to the Agent, PCs will also need to meet a number of Windows Update and anti-virus requirements. Details can be found on ResNet's NAC Agent information page (linked above).

 

 

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