Internet Access at UW

As you all settle into your first week here at University of Wyoming,  Information Technology (IT) just wanted to take a moment to tell you about internet access here on campus and how to connect.

You can find information on our wireless network here.

Here is a wireless map of our network as well.

We also have guides for connecting to the wireless network with a Android and iPhone.

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The UWIT Help Desk Blog

Welcome to the UWIT’s Help Desk Blog. This blog will provide useful information about the technological growth around campus and quick tips. This site is meant to provide you with information. If there is something you would like to see or have questions of your own, please contact the Help Desk at 1-307-766-4357, option 1 or by email at userhelp@uwyo.edu.

Remember to check back in at our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and new information.

We look forward to see you all next week!

IT Offerings

Welcome back to the University of Wyoming. As you prepare for classes, the Information Technology department, IT, would like to tell you of some of the services offered. In the IT building, located at the end of Sorority Row in between Orr Hall and the Fine Arts building, you will find a computer lab and the walk-in Service Center. The walk-in Service Center is a computer support center for all UW enrolled students, faculty, and staff. They are able to help you with

  • virus and malware removal,
  • system clean/tune up,
  • computer reformatting,
  • hardware diagnostics,
  • operation system installations,
  • program/software installations,
  • one-on-one consulting of computing needs,
  • setting up email and wireless on mobile devices,
  • network trouble shooting.

In addition to these services, IT has staffed computer labs around campus for your convenience. In these staffed labs, you will find a Lab Assistant, which would be happy to answer your questions and help you with problems as that arise in the labs.

 

90’s Kids Will Remember This Wretched Sound…

Ahh, the sounds of connecting to the internet. I will never forget that sound of what I thought was for sure the family computer coming to life and going to go on a rampage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsNaR6FRuO0

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“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” The Emperor from Mulan

Smartwatches and why you probably shouldn’t bring them to a big test.

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Smartwatches are beginning to replace standard watches. In case you don’t know what a smartwatch is, it’s a watch that connects to your phone via Bluetooth and pushes notifications to your phone as well as being able to reply with it. They actually have a lot of functionality aside from pushing notifications to your phone. But recently people have begun to use them to cheat on tests.

In other countries and even here in the U.S, the devices are being banned campus-wide due to notorious cheaters bringing them to tests and putting the answers on their devices.

This is why I wouldn’t bring mine to a test just to avoid any possible accusations. That being said, cheating does come with a very steep penalty. Just don’t do it! When you go into the test, take it off and put it away to avoid any and all temptation as well as your phone! It’s just not worth getting caught!

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“Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance, like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.” ~ Aladdin