Internet access is available from all residence hall rooms, in computer labs across campus and through CMU's wireless network. If you have a laptop and want to take advantage of our wireless internet access be sure your laptop has wireless capabilities. To use CMU's network your computer should have the minimum specifications listed below.
Operating System Requirements
Windows: Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or newer
Mac: Mac OSX 10.4 and above
Minimum Hardware Requirements
- Windows: 2.0 GHz or faster processor
- Macintosh: PowerMac G4
- 2G+ RAM
- 80+ GB hard drive
- NIC (10/100 BASE-T Ethernet)
- 802.11b/g/n wirless network card (laptop)
- 1G+ USB Flash/Thumb Drive
Must have an Anti-Virus Program
Microsoft Office is recommend, you can purchase Microsoft Software at discount!
In order to ensure reliable internet access, all student computers must obtain IP addresses through Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) if possible. All student internet bandwidth is managed to ensure an acceptable quality of service.
If you need your computer repaired while on campus, the Technology Services Outpost offers support for faculty, staff and students.