Visitor Network Access
If you are a CPS, Credential, TMS, or Graduate student, you are not required to have a notebook computer that is connected to the wireless network at The Master's College; however, we recognize that you may want to take advantage of the technology that we have to offer such as 802.11g wireless Internet.
Bring A Notebook PC to TMC
If you would like to connect your personal notebook to the TMC network, it must have the following minimum configuration specifications in order to warrant connection to TMC's wireless network:
- 1.5 GHz IBM-Compatible CPU
- 1 GB RAM
- Microsoft® Windows® XP (Home or Professional)*
- 500 MB Free Hard Disk Space
- Built-in 802.11g Wireless or 802.11g Wireless Ethernet Card
Please note that this is the minimum configuration that can be used effectively on our network. If your current notebook does not meet the above minimum requirements, you will need to upgrade it or purchase a more powerful system. If you do not have an 802.11g wireless card, you can purchase one from any computer store.
Information on memory upgrades for your PC can be found at www.crucial.com.
Bring a Macintosh® Notebook to TMC
It is possible for us to connect Apple® Macintosh® computers provided that they have a minimum configuration comparable to that described earlier. We recognize that students majoring in some of the emphases in music or communication may prefer to use software which is available only on a Macintosh® system. If you choose to bring a Macintosh® notebook computer to TMC, the minimum specifications are as follows:
- 1.42 GHz G4 Processor or Greater
- 1 GB RAM
- Mac OS® X or Greater (v.10.5 or 10.6 Recommended)
- Apple® AirPort® Extreme Wireless or 802.11g Wireless Ethernet Card
In order to connect to TMC's wireless network, we recommend that you bring a Macintosh® notebook with an Apple® AirPort® card installed. If you do not have an 802.11g wireless card, you can purchase one from any computer store.
Information on Apple® Education Discounts can be found at www.apple.com/education
Information on memory upgrades for your Macintosh® can be found at www.crucial.com.
Schedule of Fees
Student Technology Fee: $75
If you would like to connect your PC to the TMC network, you will be charged a one-time fee of $75 which provides you with installation and/or configuration of the wireless card (card not included) for our wireless network. This fee also provides for filtered Internet access, ongoing network connectivity and support during your entire time at TMC, and continued development and improvement of TMC's network services and security. You will be able to use the wireless network on campus anytime during your career as a student at TMC.
The presence of a functioning and properly-updated anti-virus program is mandatory for computers that are connected to our wireless network. The security and reliability of our network is dependent upon both the protection of each student's computer from virus infection and the regular update of the anti-virus software on each student's computer; this will also prevent student computers from spreading viruses on our network. Information on some available free anti-virus programs can be found here.
All fees must be prepaid to the Student Finance Center before any service can be performed. After payment, please bring your receipt to Computer Services.