Connecting to the Internet

Follow the steps below to get connected to Residence Halls Network.

1.) Choose a package and sign-up online at Apogee. Beginning in fall 2010, you will have the ability to pay monthly for optional services beyond your basic service. Sign-up online and your username and password will be provided to you immediately after your account has been created.

2.) When you arrive:
* Make sure that you are plugged directly into the datajack in the wall and are using an Ethernet cable (not a phone cord)or connected to the Apogee wireless network.
* Make sure any bridged connections you have are removed and disabled.
* Routers, wireless access points, wirelss routers, and other such network devices cause connection problems and are therefore not permitted.

3.) Virus protection is offered to full-time students by Centenary College at no additional cost. To download McAfee Anti-Virus, go to Centenary Residence Halls Network.
* We also recommend having spyware protection installed on your computer. The following programs are offered free of charge:

Windows Defender, Adware, and Spybot are popular and reliable spyware scanning software packages. Also make sure your Windows has the latest updates.

If these steps are correctly followed and you are still having issues connecting, verify that your network card is enabled and all firewall software is disabled (temporarily). Centenary College's Residence Halls Network is firewalled behind the connection provided by Apogee (1-877-478-8868) but a software-based firewall installed on your computer will protect you from inside threats (other computers in the residents halls that may try to gain access to your computer).

You should not click on popups while surfing the web for ads but especially don't click on what appears as speed enhancers, spyware removers, security ads...these are just spyware/malware or viruses masked as a helpful software package.