Wireless Network: Wireless coverage is available across the campus and in all student residential spaces. Please note that you may see multiple wireless networks appear on your computer when you are in the process of accessing the campus network. All members of the Dickinson community may connect to the wireless network titled “Dickinson”. For instructions on configuring your computer, tablet or phone, please click here:
It should be noted that personal wireless devices such as access points, personal hotspots and wireless printers adversely impact the performance and availability of the campus wireless network and are not permitted for use in campus buildings anywhere on campus. Further information about this policy may be found at the following location:
Wired Network: To connect to the wired campus network, you must have an Ethernet cable, and your computer must have Ethernet capability. Network jacks are provided in all residence halls.
Answers to FAQs can be found in our Knowledge Base.
Residential Support Annex (RSA): The RSA provides support for a variety of student personal computer-related issues associated with internet connectivity problems, operating system issues, and malware removal. The staff is also available to lend advice dealing with other computer related issues but will not install hardware, software, or repair errors beyond those pertaining to network connectivity, malware removal, and operating system issues.
You must bring your computer with you to the RSA for service. If you have a desktop computer, you need only bring the CPU, not the monitor, keyboard or mouse. If you have a laptop computer, please bring the power cord - we'll need it!
The RSA is located at the back of the HUB Micro Room (HUB Lower Level). The RSA opens in the Fall during the first week of classes, and is open during the Fall and Spring semesters whenever classes are in session.
If you have further questions, please contact the RSA: firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.254.8108.
Using Game Consoles (Xbox, PlayStation, etc.) and Smart TVs on the Student Network
Students may register and use gaming consoles and Smart (internet-enabled) TVs on the campus WIRED network. Game systems and TVs may not be used on the Wireless network.
Network File Storage
Microsoft OneDrive: All students have 1TB of file storage space on Microsoft OneDrive (accessible alongside the Office 365 Email App in Office 365). Please Note: Office 365 OneDrive is NOT backed up so delete carefully.
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors also have 1GB of file storage space on the “Y Drive” (accessible from any computer though the NetFiles app via the Gateway). When connected to Dickinson's network on your personal computer (wired or wireless), you can also access your Y drive folder by following these walk throughs.
Printing on Campus
Dickinson uses the PaperCut print management system for printing to Toshiba and Lexmark multi-function printer/copier/scanners on campus. To learn how to print from Dickinson OR personally-owned computers to campus Toshiba and Lexmark printers, please see the "Printing on Campus" site here: www.dickinson.edu/printing
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