ITSS provides wired network access to most offices on campus and to some residence hall rooms.
How you access the wired network depends on where you are located.
No. Network infrastructure must be carefully deployed and must be secured against intrusion. Because of these and other issues, customers may not install hubs, routers, or other access points (including wireless hubs) on the Univeristy network. This includes offices and the residence halls. For details, see: Policy on access to the UMD network.
Computers, networks and electronic information systems are essential resources for accomplishing the University of Minnesota's mission of instruction, research, and service outreach. The University grants members of the University community shared access to these resources in support of accomplishing the University's mission.
These resources are a valuable community asset to be used and managed responsibly to ensure their integrity, security, and availability for appropriate educational and business activities. All authorized users of these resources are required to use them in an effective, efficient, and responsible manner. (See: Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources.)
Anti-virus software: Computer viruses represent a substantial risk to the University community in terms of time, money, and potential data loss. Desktop and personal computers, including laptop computers, connected to the University network should maintain and use an up-to-date version of anti-virus software.
Operating system updates: If critical patches and updates are not applied on a regular basis, computers on the University network risk being vulnerable to various worms, viruses, Trojans, and direct hacker attacks. To protect against these risks, computers attached to the University network must be regularly maintained including the application of critical security patches.
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