For accessing CONNEXION, Somerville Wi-Fi and Wired network (not eduroam)
Your computer must meet the following minimum requirements in order to access the Somerville Network:
A fully licensed operating system:
- Microsoft Windows 10 (version 2004 or greater)
- Apple Mac OS X 11.5.2 (Big Sur)
- Apple Mac OS X 10.15.7 (Catalina)
- Apple Mac OS X 10.14.6 (Mojave)
- GNU/Linux (e.g Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE)
Up to Date Operating System
Anti virus software (where available for your operating system)
The University can supply, free of charge to all students, Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac and Windows.
Other anti-virus products may not be fully supported and you are advised to consider switching to Sophos.
Anti spyware software
Windows only: Sophos contains some very good anti-malware.
What is not permitted on the College/University Network
The University does not support any “server-based” operating systems, such as Windows Server 2016, 2019, etc. or Mac OSX Server. This also includes GNU/Linux with any server-level daemons running. Machines found to be running these operating systems may be disconnected from the Network immediately.
Appliances designed to share a network connection, such as routers or Apple’s “Time Capsule” are also not allowed on the Network.
Use of Peer-to-Peer software is strictly forbidden on the University Network and if discovered may result in disconnection.