Our network supports both PC and Mac computers. Students can bring desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
ETBU doesn't require any special software for general use. However, ETBU uses the Microsoft Office products in labs and classrooms and provides Microsoft Office365 to current students for free. Click here for download instructions. . ** Some degree programs require specialized software, but students will be aware before taking the class.**
Yes. There are over 40 computers located in the library for student use. Kiosks are also located in each residence hall lobby as well as in Marshall Hall and the Student Center.
No, but we do have agreements with vendors that allow our students to purchase computers and software at discounted prices. See our Discounts page for more information.
We do provide free assistance to help students get their computers connected to the ETBU network. There is no charge for this service.
For other computer issues, we have technicians that make themselves available after hours for a fee. Contact the I.T. Office for more information.
Yes! As long as you have the latest version of Microsoft Office, you should be able to have full access to the standard applications used by the university. Obviously, you may have a course that requires software that only operates on a PC. If this is the case, you may have to use software that will allow you to load a Windows operating system alongside your Mac operating system.
Yes. Each residence hall apartment is equipped for Cable TV. You will need to provide your own cable to connect your TV to the wall port.
You will want to bring a TV that will easily fit inside your room. This will be different for each resident hall, so be sure to check with your Resident Director.
Yes it does. To work with our cable TV service, the TV will need to be equipped with a QAM Tuner. Most TV's have this tuner already, but some do not.
Brands that are mostly compatible: LG, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio. *** Be sure to check that the model has a QAM tuner before purchasing.***
Brands known to not be compatible: Element, Magnavox, RCA, Seiki, Sanyo
If you already have a TV that will not work with our cable service, you can purchase a QAM tuner box. These can be found on sites such as Amazon.com.
Yes, the campus is equipped with wireless access (TigerNet) covering most of the campus. NOTE: wireless is not available in each residence's room.
Yes you can. You will need to provide a wireless router. We ask that students only have 1 wireless router per apartment, not one router per student.
Each bedroom and living room is equipped with a high speed internet port to connect to the internet. You can connect to this port using an Ethernet Cable (Cat5 cable).
Most stores now carry these cables, ie.. Walmart, Best Buy, Target, CVS, etc.
ETBU's IT department can also make custom length ethernet cables for $.50/ft.
Yes. ETBU filters pornography, nudity, malicious websites and torrents.
Yes it is. We encourage community here at ETBU, and any way that is achieved we try to make accessible. Our network is able to support most online gaming.
Most gaming systems are supported. This includes, but is not limited to: Xbox, Playstation, Wii, Nintendo, Laptops/Desktops.
Yes. Most online games are supported including WoW, Lotro, ESO, & LoL.
If you are having trouble connecting, please contact IT, and we will try to assist you .
ETBU does not provide phones in residence halls.
Emergency phones are located throughout campus. See map for phone locations.
When using a university phone, Dial 9 to get an outside line.
To reach another phone on campus: simply lift the handset and dial the four digit extension.
Your ETBU User ID (sometimes referred to as your "username") is usually your first name_last name. For example:
Your password will be the first 2 letters of your last name followed by the last four digits of your social security number (you should change your password). It is highly recommended that you do so.
You can login to your mail from a web browser at http://outlook.com/etbu.edu using your
Microsoft Account (your full email address).
Your password is the same as your existing ETBU password.
iOS (Apple iPhone/iTouch)
Other OS (Windows, Blackberry, etc..)