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All residence hall rooms and Northern View Community apartments have high-speed Internet access and NIU Wi-Fi. Changes were recently made to the NIU network that will improve and enhance students' online experience for this academic year. No Cisco NAC install or OS or Anti-Virus checks: to get online with any Internet enabled device (desktop, laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.) simply open a web browser to be redirected to a web page where you will login with your Z-ID and password. That’s it!
With these very positive changes, NIU and Housing & Dining expect students to prepare their computer or laptop as follows prior to coming to NIU:
Personal routers and/or wireless access points are prohibited. Unmanaged hubs and switches can be used if residents want to connect more than one network device in their room. Stevenson residents sharing a bedroom may check out a hub at the ResTech Helpdesk in Stevenson 110C if they need to connect more than one device to the network.
Contact the ResTech Helpdesk with questions: 815-753-6267
Beginning fall 2013, all NIU students will benefit from two major enhancements to the student home drive (H drive) service.
This information as well as more information on Anywhere Files, the mobile application, and guides on using Google Sites is available at http://its.niu.edu/its/anywhere/files/index.shtml
Residence hall computer labs are open 24/7 and are located in Neptune North, Douglas, Grant, Stevenson, and Northern View Community. There are also lab computers in hall lobbies and in the Gilbert Hall 1st floor lounge. For fall 2013 we have added the following enhancements to the labs:
At 1am Tues. August 13 the summer print quota will end and the $14 fall quota will be given to fall enrolled students (and taken away from anyone not enrolled in classes).
Anywhere Printing enables students to print and copy in color and black & white, and scan to USB or email from labs or from any personal device with an Internet connection. Students’ print quota and pay-for-print can all be retrieved from any of the Anywhere Printers on campus. For more information about Anywhere Printing and NIU print policies, check out the signs near the Anywhere Printers, or the ITS web site. Print jobs can be retrieved at any of the forty multi-function machines around campus, including eleven in the residence halls:
NIU Wi-Fi is available in all residents' rooms, in the floor lounges, in public locations in every residence hall and in the Northern View Community apartments and Community Building. This includes all meetings rooms, dining rooms, laundry rooms, computer labs, and the Neptune Central 1st floor fireplace lounge and Trident.
Click here to see the requirements for using Wi-Fi in the residence halls.
To comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, colleges and universities, including NIU, must address copyright infringement and illegal file sharing issues on campus.
Click here for more information about copyright infringement.
Free and Legal Music, Movies, and Television
EDUCAUSE is a great resource for legally downloading music, TV, movies and more.
Safe Computing - The information you need to keep your computer secure.
Information Security - NIU's security and technology policies.
Information Technology Services (ITS) - General technology information for students.
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