Information Technology

GUEST: Prepare your computer for the FLC Network

Is your computer ready for the Fort Lewis College network?


Fort Lewis College requires that all computers or devices connected to our network meet certain security standards. Ensuring that your computer meets these requirements before you get to campus will help you quickly gain access when you arrive.

Follow these simple steps BEFORE you arrive on campus:

1. Get Operating System Updates:

Windows Macintosh
Visit update.microsoft.com and follow the instructions to update your computer with all the necessary security updates and improvements offered free by Microsoft. You will also notice a tool on this page to check that "Automatic Updates" are turned on. In some cases your computer may need to be rebooted several times for all updates to be installed. Once you see the message: "No high-priority updates for your computer are available" your computer is up to date. Macintosh users simply click on the Apple logo in the upper left corner and select Software Update to update your computer with all the necessary security updates and improvements offered by Apple. Download and install all available updates.

 

2. Get AntiVirus Protection:

Windows Macintosh

 AVG can be downloaded for free from free.avg.com. Keep in mind that there are also paid versions of AVG that offer increased protection.

ClamXav for Mac is available at no charge to anyone. Go to www.clamxav.com/download.php for more information and to download.

What's next?

When you arrive on campus, connect your computer to our network by either plugging in to a wired wall jack (with your own cable) or connecting to the wireless. Whenever possible, use the wired network as it is faster, more reliable, and more secure. Open your Internet browser and follow the prompts to register your computer or device. Your computer will be scanned and allowed on the network if your antivirus and operating system are up to date.

If you experience problems, contact the IT Call Center at 970-247-7444
Hours of operation:

Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Outside of normal business hours please stop by our Media Services counter at Reed Library 007.
Hours of operation:
Sunday through Saturday 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM

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