Living digitally on campus
Technology details and support
Wired or wireless, you choose
All residence hall rooms and apartment residences have Linfield network connections via Ethernet along with wireless access. Find a complete list of wireless hotspots on campus at linfield.edu/it/wireless.
- Computer labs and library: There’s one 24-hour computer lab for general student use. Use your CatNet ID to login to computers in the public computer labs and the library.
- CatFiles Electronic File Storage: CatFiles is a secure network storage system available to the Linfield community. It allows each user 2 GB of space to safely store, share or publish files, pictures, projects, or folders. Go to catfiles.linfield.edu.
- Printing on campus: Many students bring their own printers, however, printing is available from the public computers in the lab and library. There are charges for printing from the public computers – five cents per sheet for black-and-white and twenty-five cents per sheet for color. (Wireless printing is not currently available.)
If you have a PC:
- For PCs running Windows, you’ll need to install Cisco Clean Access software (this software is not available to install until you are on campus and connected to the Linfield network). You may also need to change your network configurations before you are able to access the Linfield network.
- To make this process easier and faster, download and install all Microsoft and anti-virus updates before you arrive on campus. Cisco Clean Access recognizes many anti-virus programs, among them: McAfee, Norton, AVG, Avast and TrendMicro. Learn more from ITS' New Student Information.
Note: If you want to wait and save a little money, McAfee anti-virus software is provided for Linfield on-campus students at no charge once you arrive.
If you have a Mac:
If you bring a Mac computer, you only need to register on the Linfield network with your CatNet ID once you arrive on campus.
Need to make a call?
Each residence hall room has a phone connection. Find out how to set up and use your phone line. Remember, you need to bring your own landline phone.
Students may also access and retrieve messages from their Linfield voice mail via a personal cell phone. Instructions are available from ITS.
We’re here to help
Anytime you have a question, a suggestion, or need more information about technology on campus, feel free to contact Linfield’s ITS staff at email@example.com or by phone at 503.883.2553. Configuration and Ethernet card installation services are provided at no charge.
ITS also has general information for getting connected on campus for new students.