Both Windows and Macintosh computers are compatible with the network.
ACCEPTABLE OPERATING SYSTEMS
For PC: Microsoft Windows: Vista and Windows 7 and 8, - All versions are now acceptable. Linux may also be used.
For Macintosh: OS X - All Versions
Operating systems should be in English. Those students whose operating systems are not in English will not receive any support from the IT department.
iPads, iPods, iPhones, and other mobile devices are also permitted for use on the Wi-Fi network at Sem after they have been properly registered.
ANTIVIRUS AND SECURITY SOFTWARE
Wyoming Seminary requires Sophos antivirus software to be installed on all Windows computers and it will be provided to students at no charge. Previously installed security software must be removed. At present, we do not require Macintosh computers to have antivirus software installed.
All computers are screened by Campus Manager and must be approved before connection with the Wyoming Seminary network. More information about Campus Manager can be found by navigating to the Wyoming Seminary IT website: http://it.wyomingseminary.org/
Any type of file-sharing software that allows free downloads of copyrighted material is forbidden. Examples include KaZaa, KaZaa-Light, Limewire, BiTTorrent, Edonkey, Emule, and many others. These programs must be removed from any personal computer before it will be allowed access to the Wyoming Seminary Network.
Wyoming Seminary provides data network access for each boarding student but telephones in the dorm rooms are not provided. Because most students possess personal cell phones, these are now the default method of voice contact.
Wyoming Seminary provides computers with high-speed Internet access for student use in the Kirby Library. Dormitory rooms have data ports with Internet access. Wireless access is also available in all dormitory buildings, as well as Sprague Hall, Nesbitt Hall, Kirby Library, Buckingham Performing Arts Center and the Student Center.
As with any system, maintenance needs might require the network to be down occasionally.
Wyoming Seminary has an established code of conduct for students, and we see Internet use as a logical extension of those policies. The network does allow for monitoring of Internet use, and the school reserves the right to monitor students’ Internet browsing histories and use a minimal URL filtering system which blocks some inappropriate websites as well as some deemed harmful to the network. The Wyoming Seminary Acceptable Use Policy is available online and each student is expected to read this policy and adhere to its conditions in order to have network privileges.
Internet/Ethernet cables are not provided. Students who need one should purchase one in a nearby store.