All rooms on the Island Site, and in the hostels at St Chad's, Russell Street, Barton Road, South Green Lodge have internet access via the College's wifi and wired (Ethernet) networks. The Vicarage has wifi-only access.
The Brookside Flats are not connected directly to the College network due to distance from suitable University network links. Alternative solutions for indirect connection to the University network are available.
The connection is included in your room rent. There is no extra charge.
All computers must have antivirus software installed and kept up to date. McAfee is available free to download from the University.
Almost all bedrooms and shared areas (libraries, etc) have wifi coverage. You need an Eduroam token to use it. You can get this here: https://tokens.csx.cam.ac.uk/ . Bring this token with you to get online quickly, although you won't be able to connect until you arrive in Cambridge. For most devices that's all you need. Some need more complex setup - see http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/wireless/eduroam/localusers for details.
All undergraduate, and most graduate, rooms have wired (Ethernet) network points installed for high-speed Internet access. This is faster than the wifi but to use it you will need:
- A network card with an RJ-45 (Ethernet) socket. Most laptop and desktop computer come with one built in, but not all, and mobile devices do not have one.
- A UTP (Ethernet) cable long enough to reach from your computer to the network point on your wall. Ethernet cables are also described as 'network' or 'RJ-45' cables.
Cables are available to buy from the Computer Office if you wish. If you are not sure what you need, or if your computer or device is wifi-only please contact us and we will be happy to help.
If you would like to use the wired room connection, the application form is here. Please apply before you arrive if you can since you will get up and running faster if you do. You don't need to fill in this form if you are only going to use wifi.