Incoming Students: Tech Essentials for Living on Campus

As you start to move in and begin your life as a Mustang, we would like to help you adjust to your life on campus with a few important IT-related tips and resources related to life on campus.

Securely Connect to the SMU Networks

SMU WirelessThere are several options for connecting to the SMU campus network once you are on campus. To securely connect your computer or mobile device wirelessly, choose the PerunaNet Wi-Fi network, and log in using your SMU ID and password. Of course, the wired network will provide the best performance and security.

Please Note: Wireless printers and certain smart devices, such as voice-activated assistants, smart TVs, and gaming consoles, will need to be registered and connect to SMU_Guest. In addition, personal routers are not permitted on any SMU networks and will be disconnect from the network once detected.

Also, if the wireless goes down in your room, please call 214-768-HELP. We can fix it, but only if we know about it.

You can find out more about the campus wireless networks at Continue reading Incoming Students: Tech Essentials for Living on Campus

PaperCut: A New Pay-for-Print Service at SMU

PaperCutDuring the summer, OIT stays busy making critical changes, updates, and adding new services in preparation for the new academic year.  One of the changes this summer was the implementation of a new pay-for-print solution.  PaperCut is the new printing solution offering a number of new features for our campus community. Continue reading PaperCut: A New Pay-for-Print Service at SMU

PaperCut Secure Print Launches February 29

logo-papercut-ng[1]Campus printers will be upgraded to a secure print release environment beginning February 29th. During this process each area across campus will be contacted and notified of a “Go Live” date for this service to be activated.

Why PaperCut Secure Print?

In a standard printing environment, a user’s jobs are sent directly to the printer for immediate printing. This results in wasted paper and toner when printing is forgotten and not collected. It also presents a security risk if those forgotten jobs were sensitive or confidential. PaperCut print release provides a simple solution that places jobs in a holding state until the user swipes their SMU ID card to release the print job. Walk-up device features such as scanning and copying will also require card swipe access once this service has been activated.

Instructions on how to set up this device to release secure print jobs from your computer are available on the print services page. (See departmental printing.) Additional communications for this upgrade will be forthcoming.