An internet port and WiFi is provided in every student room. To take advantage of this facility, you will need to bring your own computer. If required, cables can be purchased at your Hall office.
The James Cook University (JCU) network switches have a number of features which minimise the risk of some viruses and network attacks. Unsanctioned connections and some lesser quality equipment can tend to emulate an issue and as a protection to other devices on the network, that connection will be terminated.
To avoid network interruptions:
A wireless network service (Eduroam) is available in the Dining Rooms at George Roberts Hall, University Hall and Western Hall, and in the common rooms at Rotary International House.
Note: all bedrooms, common areas and dining rooms have access to WiFi.
Before you connect to the internet, you should have current anti-virus software installed on your computer. If your computer does not have virus protection, you can install a free copy of Sophos Anti-Virus under the JCU site licence.
Note: use of University computing and communications facilities for:
Penalties may be imposed for use of the facilities other than in accordance with JCU's Policy.