Welcome, new and returning dorm students! We know how busy this time is for you, so we put together some helpful tips.
By now you have reviewed the checklist that the Residential Life Department sent you that included what to bring and what not to bring. This checklist also included some items from IT but lets review, so that you can double-check.
What to bring.
- Ethernet cable CAT 6. There is WiFi in the dorms, but this is useful to have if we are doing work on the WiFi network. You can choose any length but keep in mind the jack may not be located in next to where you decide to put your desk or bed.
- Coaxial Cable – RG6 Quad Shield. You’ll need this if you are connecting a TV to the Cable at FIT.
- Cables for a personal printer, wireless printers cannot connect to the FIT Network. If you choose to bring a personal printer make sure you can connect it using a cord.
What not to bring.
As mentioned above wireless printers cannot connect to the FIT Network. Not all devices can connect to the FIT network. Be sure to review our spreadsheet for what devices you can connect to the FIT Network.
Before you get to FIT.
1. Check your password
- Have you been ignoring the emails warning your password is about to expire? Beat the rush, change your password before you get to FIT.
- Can you log into MyFIT and Email? If not, contact TechHelp.
- Set up your password security questions, so you can manage your password – marvelous thing if TechHelp is closed.
2. Forget FITAIR on your phone, tablets and other wireless devices
Did you reset your password since the last time you were on campus? Your phone and other devices can cache your old password causing your account to get locked out when you get in range of FITAIR. Here is how to Forget FITAIR, for Android and iOS.
Contact TechHelp during our hours of operation.
More help and resources.
Did you notice all the hyperlinks on this page? They link you to the step-by-step guides found on our FAQ page it.fitnyc.edu/faqs. You have an IT question; there is a good chance there is already an answer found in our FAQs. We also recommend reviewing the Student Welcome Guide.
Good luck, but be sure to check back often for important updates and helpful tips from the Division of Information Technology.