Residence Network (ResNet)
provides students with access
to Smith's high-speed campus-wide
network and the Internet
from on-campus residence
If you plan to use ResNet in your room, be sure your computer meets the recommended
minimum standards specified below:
Ethernet network adapter
or purchased separately
|Note: Wireless service is available in almost all campus locations, but wired capability is still recommended as a backup
Service Pack 2 required
Windows 7 & 8
||Microsoft Security Essentials or other anti-virus software*
||OS X 10.8.x - Mountain Lion
OS X 10.9.x - Mavericks
|ClamXAV or other anti-virus software
*Windows users: We strongly recommend installing Microsoft Security Essentials or other anti-virus software to help protect your computer against viruses and malware. You can download a free copy of Security Essentials from the Microsoft download page.
To connect your computer to the Smith Network:
ITS provides wireless access points in every student residence house, so students are encouraged to try connecting wirelessly first.
If your wireless connection doesn't work, try connecting directly to the dataport in your room. To connect, your
computer must have:
network adapter. Most types of network adapters will function properly with the Smith network.
- An Ethernet
cable. You can purchase a cable at the Smith Computer
Store or at any electronics store.
be able to connect to
the residence network as soon
as you move into your room.
For more information, click here.
Computer Repair Policy
Services performs authorized service only
on Dell and Apple computers purchased through
College Computer Store, and serves
as a shipping depot for
that must be repaired by
the manufacturer. For more information about repairs, click here.
Dell and Apple computers purchased through the Computer Store meet the recommended
requirements for use on the Smith network. The Store's Dell computers come
with a 4-year complete care warranty that covers accidental damage as well
as manufacturer's defects. The Store's Apple computers come with a 3-year warranty.
These computers have been approved by Smith's Committee on Educational Technology
for on-campus use by Smith students, faculty, and staff. They are known to
work well on the Smith network with our standard software and campus systems,
including Blackboard and BannerWeb.
Other Important Notes