Freshers Pre-arrival Checklist

1.    Remote Access Account

When you have your SSO credentials you should use them to register for a Remote Access Account at this website address: https://register.ox.ac.uk. 

Your Remote Access Account username and password will allow you to connect to the Eduroam Wi-Fi network at New College and around the University.  Further information found here: http://help.it.ox.ac.uk/network/wireless/services/eduroam/index.    

2.    Device checklist

To ensure you can authenticate onto the network make sure:
•    you have up-to-date virus software installed even if you have an Apple Mac
•    your devices have up-to-date service packs and updates installed (this includes phones and tablets)
•    you have a firewall that is enabled 
•    your IP settings are set to automatic DHCP for IP and DNS addresses.   

Please also note that Operating systems prior to Windows 8 and Mac OS to 10.13 will not be permitted onto the network.

Failure to complete any of the checklists will result in delays connecting to the networks.

3.   Hardware Advice

Bring An Ethernet cable

You will need one to connect to the wired network from your room. Its more reliable than wifi espiaclly for Teams calls and video conferencing.

Backing up data

Make sure you keep regular backuips of your work and data - Cloud storage or an external Hard Drive.

What to Leave at Home

Wireless base stations or other routers are not permitted in College.

Games consoles

You will be able to connect games consoles to the wired network only.

College Facilities

Networks

Wireless network access is available throughout the college campus.  You can connect to Eduroam using your Remote Access Account credentials.  On the University IT Services pages you can find an Eduroam configuration guide and a helpful configuration tool which you can download.

Ethernet is also available throughout College in all common rooms, teaching rooms and accommodation.  During term time Ethernet leads can be requested via email.  You will be batteled £5.  Please follow the instructions on how to connect via Ethernet on our Networking page.

There is also some very useful information on the University IT Services welcome pages.

Intranet - SharePoint

The SharePoint HUB is a good place to find links nd resources to general college and student information..  You will need your SSO credentials to login.  If you do not have permissions to certain sub sites or pages please request it via the SharePoint site.

Computer Rooms

  • JCR computer room in 2NB ground Floor

  • MCR

The computers have generic software installed, Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader etc.  You will need your SSO credentials to login to the workstations.  You can use these machines to print and perfom basic software tasks.  You can also use webprint from your own devices - see printing below.

Personal computers

If you need advice concerning a problem with your personal computer email the IT Office .  

The IT Department have JCR and MCR laptops that we can loan on a short term basis in times of technical catastrophe.   These are on a first come first served basis and are of limited quantity.    Students are liable for damage to the loan equipment and will be batteled for the cost of replacement or repair to loan equipment. email helpdesk@new.ox.ac.uk to request one.

Printing

Printers are available in the common rooms and in the computer room in 2OB (ground floor).  Students with SSO credentials can also access WebPrint.  WebPrint allows users to send documents to designated printers.  Full guides on how to use Webprint can be found below.  Please refer to the guide relating to your student status and whether you have a Single Sign On account with the University.

Summary costs are added to your Battels at the end of each term. 

 

Single Side
Print per page

Double-sided Print
per page (duplex)

A4 B&W

7p

8p

A4 Colour

20p

34p

A3 B&W

14p

22p

A3 Colour

40p

74p

 

 

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