Changes to Registration System for Student Residential Network

On Monday, August 26, 2013, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) upgraded the online Campus Manager registration system that assists in managing internet access for the residence halls.  As a result of this upgrade, all computers, home routers, gaming devices, and mobile devices will need to be registered in the Campus Manager system in order to have access to the internet in residence halls.
Previously, we used a small client program called a “Persistent Agent” with your Campus Manager registration and scanning process.  If you have a device that was previously registered with our Campus Manager, this Persistent Agent should be uninstalled before your register the device for the Fall 2013 semester.
For returning students who previously registered a device with Campus Manager, please follow the steps below:
  1. Uninstall the Persistent Agent from your device. You must complete this step before registering your device for the Fall 2013 semester. Instructions can be found in this How-To Library article: How Do I Uninstall Bradford Persistent Agent?
  2. Make sure your computer is up to date with a current antivirus program and your Windows and Mac OS X updates are installed.  A list of currently compatible antivirus programs can be found in this How-To Library article: What Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware Software Should I Use?  Instructions for updating Windows and Mac operating systems are found in this How-To Library article: How Do I Update My Computer’s Operating System to Meet ResNet Registration Requirements?
  3. If connecting a Windows or Mac OS X computer to ResNet, you will be asked to download and run the “Dissolvable Agent” – this program (unlike the Persistent Agent) will not stay on your computer after registration.   Instructions can be found in this How-To Library article: How Do I Register My Device With Bradford Dissolvable Agent?
  4. Allow the scan of your computer to complete. Address any deficiencies found by the scanning process.  Once the scanning process completes successfully, your device will be registered.

For new students, or those who have never previously registered a device with Campus Manager, please follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure your computer is up to date with a current antivirus program and your Windows and Mac OS X updates are installed.  A list of currently compatible antivirus programs can be found in this How-To Library article: What Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware Software Should I Use?  Instructions for updating Windows and Mac operating systems are found in this How-To Library article: How Do I Update My Computer’s Operating System to Meet ResNet Registration Requirements?
  2. If connecting a Windows or Mac OS X computer to ResNet, you will be asked to download and run the “Dissolvable Agent” – this program (unlike the Persistent Agent) will not stay on your computer after registration.   Instructions can be found in this How-To Library article: How Do I Register My Device With Bradford Dissolvable Agent?
  3. Allow the scan of your computer to complete. Address any deficiencies found by the scanning process.  Once the scanning process completes successfully, your device will be registered.

Linux/UNIX computers, mobile devices and gaming devices will need to be registered, but they will not be scanned. Please register these devices by logging in here: https://cmns8200.smcm.edu/registration/GameRegister.jsp

As in previous semesters, home routers used to provide wireless access to ResNet must be brought to the IT Support Center to be registered. We have made improvements in the registration process so that one unregistered device on your home router will no longer force every other device into registration.  Instructions can be found in this How-To Library article: How Do I Set Up My Router to Comply with St. Mary’s Security Requirements?
If you have any questions or problems with this process, please come to the IT Support Center during our business hours (M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm during the summer and 8:00 am to 6:00 pm during the semester) or create an IT Support Center ticket at http://itsupport.smcm.edu.

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