For accessing 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 1903 or greater)
  • 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

To ensure your operating system is fully up to date, please run Windows Update on a Windows operating system, or Software Update on a Mac. Install any updates it recommends.

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 system, 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.

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