ACCEPTABLE OPERATING SYSTEMS
• Microsoft Windows: 7, 8 and 10
• Apple Macintosh: OS X 10.6-10.11, macOS 10.12 and above
• Linux: All recent major versions
• Operating systems should be in English.
ACCEPTABLE MOBILE DEVICES
Apple iOS, Android, and other mobile phones/tablets are permitted for use on the wireless network after they have been properly registered.
UNACCEPTABLE NETWORK DEVICES
Personal wireless routers or access points, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, gaming consoles, and similar devices are not permitted on the school network.
COMPUTER & MOBILE DEVICE LIMIT
Each student is allowed three devices to be registered on the Sem network. This allows each student to register his or her computer, tablet, and phone, if applicable.
ANTIVIRUS AND SECURITY SOFTWARE
Wyoming Seminary requires Sophos antivirus software to be installed on all Windows computers. It is 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 our network access control server and must be approved before connection with the Wyoming Seminary network. For questions or concerns, please submit a help desk ticket.
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, Kirby Center for Creative Arts 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.