For accessing CONNEXION (Somerville Wi-Fi) (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 22H2)
  • Microsoft Windows 11 (version 22H2)
  • Apple Mac OS X 13.5.1 (Ventura)
  • Apple Mac OS X 12.6.8 (Monterey)
  • Apple Mac OS X 11.7.9 (Big Sur)
  • 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 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.