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  • Student Internet Access Policy

    revised July 2017

    Students who desire to connect their own personal computer to their dorm room port or the campus wireless network (for Internet, College I-net and E-mail service) must install Trend Antivirus and the CleanAccess client that are provided by the College. Students are allowed one (1) trend antivirus license. In addition, students must apply the latest Service packs and critical updates provided by their OS manufacturer prior to connecting to the College network.

    Students needing assistance installing Trend or the CleanAccess client should come to the Computer Center, where staff will assist with the install but will not perform any other maintenance or service on student computers.

    Students are not allowed to send (blanket or mass e-mails) to all students, faculty, or staff by selecting large groups of e-mail addresses from the address book.

    If you have an announcement that you feel should go to these groups, please contact webmaster@cofo.edu.

    The student's personal computer must have the following minimum specifications in order to successfully operate on the College network:

    Operating System

    • Windows 10, 1GHz
    • Windows 8 Family, 1GHz
    • Windows 7 Family, Service Pack 1 or higher
    • MAC OS X or higher

    Memory

    • 1GB minimum for Windows 10, Windows 8 Family, Windows 7 Family
    • 1GB minimum for MAC OS X

    Disk Space

    • 500MB available for installation

     

    Network Card

    (Either a wired or wireless card, both are not required)

    • 10/100 Network Interface card (Ethernet)
    • 802.11 B/G/N Wireless Network Card

     

    CD Rom or USB

     

     

     

     

     

    NOTE: NO MAINTENANCE, SERVICE OR OPERATIONS OF ANY KIND WILL BE PERFORMED BY COMPUTER CENTER STAFF ON ANY STUDENT'S PERSONAL COMPUTER. IN ADDITION, THE COLLEGE ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY WHATEVER FOR DAMAGE TO STUDENT COMPUTERS BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER USE IN CONNECTION WITH THE COLLEGE INTERNET SYSTEM.

    Monitoring and filtering for web content will be in place. Bandwidth restrictions will also be in place. All media and audio connections (such as Windows Media Player/RealPlayer) will have restricted bandwidth, to prevent the monopolization of campus network bandwidth.

    Devices

    The student's computer, phone, Xbox, Wii, Roku, or PS gaming systems are the only devices that may be attached to the campus network.  Devices other than a student’s computer must be registered with the Computer Center prior to connecting to the College network.  Such devices will be limited to traffic specific to the device type.  Any attempt to circumvent these policies by manipulating this system will result in disciplinary action.

    Any other devices, such as wireless access points, wireless routers or systems that do not meet the minimum specifications listed above are not approved and should not be connected to the campus network.  The use of a network connection provided by the College (wired or wireless) for server applications such as web servers and chat servers that impact the operation or performance of the network will result in disabling of the network port.

    Usage

    At peak usage times, bandwidth will be prioritized with gaming at the lowest priority.  During this time of peak usage, games which make use of an internet connection and gaming systems may not work.

    Abuse

    Please refer to the College Computer use policy  (http://www.cofo.edu/Page/About-C-of-O/Policies-Legal-Notices/Computer-Use-Policy.330.html)

    Any student device found to be causing or resulting in action that could potentially cause harm to the college network will have their access removed.  Access will be restored after the student visits the computer center, continued violations will require a visit to the dean of students before access is restored.  Examples include but are not limited to: attempts to bypass the college’s web filters, malware/virus infections, and/or high bandwidth consumption.

    Any abuse of Internet privileges may result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.


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