WHAT DO YOU NEED TO CONNECT TO THE SU NETWORK?

 

 

1. USERNAME AND PASSWORD to connect to the network.

  • All enrolled students already have a user name.
  • Students from other institutions qualifying for connection to the network must first pay the Student Help Centre cashier a registration fee before they can register for a user name and password.

 

2. YOUR OWN COMPUTER.

It is necessary for IT to download standard antivirus and spyware onto all computers connected to the network. These programs can unfortunately make older computers uselessly slow, which is why we recommend the following minimum hardware configuration:

  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD of a similar standard.
  • 1 GB RAM minimum.
  • 10 GB hard drive with at least 100 MB available.
  • CD ROM, DVDR or a USB2 portal.
  • To connect to the network, you need one of  the following:
    • A LAN network card and ethernet network cable; or
    • a wifi card if you want to connect your laptop to the wireless hotspots;or
    • wireless link to SCN network


3. A LEGALLY LICENSED OPERATING SYSTEM

  • preferably Windows 7 Professional
  • If you do not have one of the preferred operating systems you can buy a Microsoft operating system at a discounted price from Information technology.
  • Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Millenium and XP Home are not recommended, since they do not support the latest automatic antivirus and spyware-program updates, which exposes them to undesirable attacks.
  • Apple Mac and Linux can be connected to the network but are unfortunately not supported by the IT Student Help Centre.