Each residence hall room is equipped with a port for connecting student-owned computers to the University network. Complete guidelines for self-provided computers are available on the SPC website. Following is a summary of the SPC guidelines.
Minimum Software Requirements
Students should install current anti-virus software on any computer that will be attached to the campus network. (Cedarville University recommends Microsoft Security Essentials for student systems. A link to download the software is available on the SPC website.) SPC systems should also be patched with the most recent operating system updates (see windowsupdate.microsoft.com for Windows-based systems).
The SPC website contains step-by-step instructions for the most common SPC setup needs. If you experience error messages or suitable help is not available on the website, please submit an SPC task request. Some fee-based troubleshooting and repair is available through Information Technology SPC assistance. Network cables are available for purchase in the University bookstore.
Self provided switches are permitted; however, wired and/or wireless routers are not allowed. All devices attached to the network must meet Ethernet or Wi-Fi standards.
Some devices connected to the network must be registered. The owner of any device will be held responsible for all traffic passing through that device.
The University reserves the right to isolate or disconnect any device from the network that appears to be causing network problems or appears to be infected with malicious software (e.g., a virus).
The University reserves the right to analyze network traffic from any or all devices connected to the network. Any sensitive information should only be shared through a secure connection.
The University reserves the right to prohibit devices that cause interference with wireless networking equipment. Risk can be minimized by avoiding the use of 2.4 GHz cordless phones in areas served by wireless access points.
Logging onto CedarNet using a Novell Netware Client is prohibited on computers not provided by the University. Only the computers owned by Cedarville University may legally access commercial software available on CedarNet. Do not connect to CedarNet using a Netware Client on your SPC computer. You may access your H: drive by following the instructions on the “H:/J:/S:/T: Drive Access” section of the computer help website.
Some software available on the “Downloads” page of the SPC website is only legal for installation on computers owned by students, faculty, or staff of Cedarville University. Sharing these programs with those outside the University family is illegal.
The University will not be held responsible for damage to devices owned by individuals in the event of power surges or other electrical issues. It is the responsibility of the individual to provide adequate surge protection for his or her devices.