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Network and wireless access

UMass Dartmouth provides telephone, data, and cable television networks for the entire campus. Every resident student room, faculty and staff office, and classroom has access to the university network.

A minimum of Windows 10 or MacOS 10.14 is recommended. Antivirus software must be installed and kept up to date when using the campus network.

Wireless Devices

The university wireless network allows faculty, staff, and students to connect to the Internet and other campus services in most areas on the main campus, as well as the Law School, and satellite campuses. This includes all academic buildings, study areas, cafeterias, and the Claire T. Carney Library, as well as the Residence Halls.

Game Consoles and Media Streaming

Game consoles and media streaming devices are allowed on the campus network, and must be used wirelessly.

Students are not allowed to setup a router for any reason, as they cause interference with the campus network.

Wired Devices

Faculty and Staff offices are equipped with network ports that may be used with a standard ethernet cable. Wired devices must be registered using the owner's UMassD Logon information.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

VPN software provides secure connections for normally non-secure methods of Internet communication, and is required to access network shares and most administrative systems from off-campus locations.

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