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Policies and Requirements

The following policies and requirements apply to all FSU staff, students, and guests when using the campus data network and computing resources provided by FSU.

In order to provide you with the most up-to-date media and technological services, FSU has certain requirements concerning the type of computer students should have. There are certain programs and operating systems that make using your computer at FSU much easier.

FSU has certain rules to abide by while using your computer. These rules are in place to protect you and the entire student population from all manner of computer issues. Disregard for these rules can result in disciplinary measures.

Personal Wireless Router Policy

Wireless routers not installed and managed by the Fayetteville State University ITTS department are not permitted on the Fayetteville State University Network.
Consumer wireless router models do not provide the manageability or security that the campus wireless access points provide. In addition, personal non-enterprise wireless access points may create interference with our enterprise wireless access points, impact the network performance of wireless network users, or confuse faculty, staff, students or guests with an unknown and insecure wireless network. If caught with a personal wireless router in your room, you should expect to have your room's network connection disabled until we can confirm the router was removed.

Minimum Computer Requirements

These configurations are sufficiently robust to handle the current operating systems and the associated application software. The recommended hardware systems specified for new purchases are sufficient to run new operating systems as they are made available.

Student Computer Standards: Minimum Configurations

PCs

  • Intel Dual Core or Core Duo (Pentium D or AMD Dual Core)
  • 2 GB memory
  • 160 GB hard drive or higher
  • DVDRW
  • Ethernet card and cable
  • WPA2 A/G/N wireless card.
  • Windows XP SP3, Vista Business SP2, or Windows 7 Pro

Macs

  • Intel Mac
  • 2 GB memory
  • 160 GB hard drive or higher
  • WPA 2 A/G/N wireless card
  • Ethernet card and cable
  • OS 10.5 or Higher
Student Computer Standards: Recommended Configurations

PCs

  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD Athlon XII
  • 4 GB Memory or more
  • 160+ GB hard drive
  • DVDRW
  • Ethernet card and cable
  • WPA2 A/G/N wireless card
  • Windows XP SP3, Vista Busines SP2, or Windows 7 Pro

Macs

  • Intel Mac
  • 4 GB memory
  • 160+ GB hard drive
  • Ethernet card and cable
  • WPA2 compatible wireless card
  • Operating system 10.5 or higher and Microsoft Office

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