Network Connections for Personal Computers
All student rooms, including those in Ship Street and the college flats, are fitted with direct high-speed internet connections. These are provided free of charge to support your academic work at the college, and to enable you to communicate easily with friends and family.
High-Speed Internet Access
College rooms are fitted with 10/100Mbps ethernet – typically operating considerably faster than domestic broadband connections, and at no charge. All you need is a computer with an ethernet adapter and an ethernet lead.
In addition to the obvious web and email access, you can use the college network to connect to the college intranet, to your secure file storage on the college file server, to college printers, to departmental resources, to the library services, and much, much more!
Connecting your computer to the wired network (College-owned accommodation and the College Library)
1. Ensure that your computer is set to receive updates automatically (e.g. Windows Update (Windows), Software Updates (Mac OS X))
2. Ensure that you have anti-virus software installed, and that you have a subscription to receive updates. Many computers come with trial AV software which expires after a couple of months and is then useless.
3. Ensure that your firewall is enabled.
4. Connect to an ethernet point with an Ethernet Cable (available from the Lodge for free) and open a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari) and if you haven’t been redirected, try to access the internet (e.g. www.google.co.uk). You should be redirected to our Registration Server. Register as a Member using your COLLEGE account by following the on screen instructions.
5. If you have problems, it may help to temporarily disable your wireless. If your computer was previously set up manually to use a different network, these settings may need to be removed.
6. If you use Skype you must follow http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/network/voip/skype.xml
Use of the college network is subject to the terms in the Acceptable Use Policy, and any breach of these regulations is likely to lead to disciplinary action being taken.
Wireless network connection
Connecting to the Wireless Network
Instructions for connecting to the wireless network are available for Windows 7 & XP and Mac OS X. The official wireless network will appear as JESU-WLAN, Guests should use JC-GUEST, regardless of where you connect from. Your computer will automatically pick up the strongest signal available. We have initially focussed on providing wireless networking in shared, frequently used areas of college.
Fellows Resources Room, MCR, Rhys Room, Fellows Guest Rooms, Harold Wilson Room, Lower Library & gallery, Memorial Room, Upper LIbrary & mezzanine, Fellows’ Library, Habakkuk Room, Harper Room, JCR, Bar, SSC
College Wireless Networking
There are a number of wireless hotspots in college, including the MCR, JCR, Habbakkuk Room, Periodicals Room, Library, Fellows Guest Room, Harper Room, Fellows Resource Room and the Fellows Library. In addition to this the entirety of the Ship Street Centre is also wifi accessible. You are welcome to use these: instructions for connecting up are linked from the College Wireless networking page.
Personal Wireless Networking
Please note that the use of personal wireless network devices on the college network is STRICTLY prohibited. This is due to security and network implications that arose in the past from the use of “home broadband” type wireless devices. A loan scheme for high-grade wireless access devices are available for a £100 deposit, refunded on the return of the device.
Any unauthorised access points found will be removed from the network and confiscated, the owner will have an internet block placed on them until they have had a disciplinary meeting.
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Some services such as downloads from department websites can only be accessed by a computer based within the University.
A VPN provides your computer with a virtual connection to the university network. Your computer then acts as though it were based in Oxford, and you can access full university services.
Remember that whilst your VPN is on you are part of the Oxford network so don’t do anything you wouldn’t do when connected to eduroam or JESU-WLAN.
Full documentation for using the VPN can be found at the Oxford IT services here.