The network is configured as follows:
What is Computer Registration?
Computer registration provides Skidmore with two invaluable tools:
Why register computers now?
Simply put – Skidmore may be liable for all actions that occur on our network, and as such we need to make sure we are only allowing authorized users to gain access.
What happens if I don’t register my computer?
Simply put – it will not be able to get access to the network. That means programs such as e-mail, access to Skidmore servers (datastor, etc), printing etc… will not be available.
How do I know if my computer is registered?
If IT has turned on registration for your building, log in and open a web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. If your home page comes up, your computer is registered. If a registration page comes up asking for your user ID and password, then your computer is not registered. Your computer does not need to be registered until IT turns on registration in your building.
How do I register my computer?
After logging into your computer, please open a web browser. If your home page comes up, your computer is registered and you have nothing else to do. If, however, a registration page comes up, please enter your user id and password and press enter. When the registration is successful, a web page will appear telling you of the success and asking you to reboot your computer.
What do I do if even after registering I keep getting the registration page?
Call the Skidmore Help Desk at 5900 and let them know.
What about my personal laptop?
If you are planning on connecting your personal computer to the Skidmore wired network you will also need to register. Use the same procedures as described above under How do I register my computer?
What if I only use my computer via wireless?
As our wireless network already requires a user to authenticate, it is not currently subject to this type registration.
What about my PDA or iPhone ?
As PDA’s and iPhones do not plug into our wired network, they are not currently being registered.
What happens if I connect via VPN?
Registration does not affect computers connected via VPN
Wireless at Skidmore College
The wireless network uses equipment from Aruba Networks
Frequently Asked Questions on Wireless Coverage:
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