Network Frequently Asked Questions
Updating Your Network Information
All residents have access to our high speed wireless Internet connection. It currently uses the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.11b standard. Any wireless adapter that is 802.11g or 802.11b compatible will work on the network. Many newer computers come with one already installed. If you are unsure if your computer is capable of connecting to the wireless network, please contact University Pointe Network.
If you do not have a wireless adapter, you may either purchase one in the University Pointe Office or from many retailers such as Best Buy, Comp USA, Staples, Office Max, Wal-Mart or Target. The adapters curretnly sold in the office are LInksys WUSB54G v4 USB adapters and are sold at our cost of $50.00 each. The minimum system requirements for these adapters are WIndows 98SE/ME/2000/XP Operating Systems and one free USB port, Wireless Adapters also typically work better on systems with processors over 1 GHz.
If we detect viruses on a machine on our network, it will be temporarily blocked until the virus is cleaned. Also, spyware or malware can easily be installed on your computer without your approval. Please keep your computer antivirus and antispyware software up-to-date. If you do not have or cannot afford apaid subscription to an antivirus service, you may get free antivirus software and spyware software from the following safe links.
Antivirus Recommended By UPAnet (please choose one of the three).
Grisoft AVG Free
MTSU Students Free Trend Micro Office Scan
Avast Home Free Edition
Spyware recommended by UPAnet : Lavasoft Adaware free personal edition or Spybot Search and Destroy
NOTE: Please use software and drivers at your own risk. This is recommended by UPA but is not held responsible for loss or damages due to software installation. Always keep backups of important work. Check system requirements before installation. Always ask for help if needed.
Driver Downloads: If you have a purchased Linksys WUSB54G wireless adapter from the apartment you may download updated drivers from here. Check the box and version number of your adapter to verifiy that the driver you download is correct. Please only download and update if you are having problems with the current wireless system.
Linksys WUSB54G v4 Driver Date 05-03-2005
OLD Linksys WUSB54G v4 Driver Date 03-21-2005
OLD Linksys WUSB54G v4 Driver Date 07-03-2004
Older Dlink adapters:
D-Link DWL-120+ 1.02 Drivers
.NET 1.1 Framework
D-Link DWL-120+ 1.01 Drivers