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Technology

Questions:

  1. Is There a Campus Technology Guide for New Students?
  2. What Hardware and Software Should I Use? Are There Discounts for Students?
  3. Do I Need Virus Protection Software on My Computer?
  4. How Do I Connect to the Catawba Network?
  5. Is There a Guest Wi-Fi Network?
  6. How Do I Connect to the Wireless Network from a Mobile Device?
  7. How Do I Connect to Catawba Office365 E-mail/Calendar/Contacts from a Mobile Device?
  8. Is There a Charge for Internet Access? 
 

Answers:

  1. Is There a Campus Technology Guide for New Students?
    Many new students have similar pressing questions about getting connected to and using Catawba College technology. View the Information Packet for New Students for answers to many of your questions, as well as how-to guides for connecting to Catawba wi-fi from Windows 7 and 8 and latest Mac OS X versions.

  2. What Hardware and Software Should I Use? Are There Discounts for Students?
    For requirements and recommendations for hardware/software, as well as information about technology purchasing discounts for Catawba College students and network access, view the Information About Student Personal Computers guide. Catawba College supports secure wired and wireless network access for Windows and Apple computers.  

  3. Do I Need Virus Protection Software on My Computer?
    Catawba College requires current virus-protection technology on all Windows computers that connect to the network. Anyone without virus-protection should consider downloading Microsoft Security Essentials, a reliable and free option.

  4. How Do I Connect to the Catawba Network?
    Once you are student and have been assigned a Catawba username and password, follow the instructions in the Network Access for Students: CatNetConnect guide to set up your network connection on your Windows or Apple computer using the secure "catuskynet2" wireless network or the wired network. Gaming consoles may also be registered to work on the wired network. Secure wired and wireless are available in most campus buildings, including the residence halls.

  5. Is There a Guest Wi-Fi Network?
    To connect to the low-security unencrypted "CatawbaGuest" wireless network, view the Network Access for Campus Guests guide. It requires no special set up, but does require a valid Catawba username and password. Although "catuskynet2" is recommended, commuting students may elect to use "CatawbaGuest." Resident students and employees must use "catuskynet2."

  6. How Do I Connect to the Wi-Fi Network from a Mobile Device?
    For information on how to connect to Catawba's wireless network from a mobile device, view the Smartphone/Tablet: Connect to Secure Wireless guide.

  7. How Do I Connect to Catawba Office365 E-mail/Calendar/Contacts from a Mobile Device?
    For information on how to connect to your Office365 e-mail/calendar/contacts from a mobile device, view the Smartphone/Tablet: Connect to Catawba Office365 E-mail/Calendar/Contacts guide.

  8. Is There a Charge for Internet Access?
    There is no charge for internet service. Network cables and a virus/spyware removal service are available for purchase. Other than for resolving network connectivity issues, the Information Technology department does not work on student computers, but can recommend local computer service companies that offer a Catawba College discount. Read more below:

 

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