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Before You Arrive

Gather the following items along with your Macintosh or Windows computer:

  • Current operating system software
  • An installed 10/100 ethernet card
  • a 14 ft. category 5 (Cat5) or category 6 (Cat6) 10 base-T cable with RJ-45 connectors

Most computers purchased within the last couple years will already have an ethernet card preinstalled; all Macintosh computers are ethernet ready. Remember to purchase a 10 base-T cable and bring your system software, though!

If you are buying a new computer, check out the campus recommendations and frequently asked questions on computer ownership.