access is available throughout the Central Library.
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Patrons who want to use their own wireless devices in the library
and who are VU faculty, staff or students can go to the following
web page for instructions on configuring their devices. Please
note patrons will need a VUNetID and password to get to these pages.
If they do not have one, they will need to go the ITS helpdesk.
To learn the SSID for wireless access to the VU network go to http://its.vanderbilt.edu/wireless. Click 'SSID Configuration' in the Quick Links box. Enter your VUnet ID and password.
For assistance contact either the ITS help desk
at 343-1631 or VUMC help desk at 343-4357.
A number of
network ports have been installed in the General Library Building,
which will allow patrons to bring their own network-ready laptops
and connect them to the network. These ports allow users to have
access to TCP/IP based resources on the network (Web services, E-mail
and VUSpace) as well as access to any of the library databases available
via the web, all with your own laptop based software as well.
If you have
a laptop which is already configured for ResNet
access from your dorm room, you are READY to go! All you need
is your laptop with your network card and RJ45 cable to plug into
one of the ports. Using one of these network ports (click
should be just like the connection from your dorm room.
your laptop can work in Resnet it will work in the library. The
webpage has links under "what to bring" for "data"
networking that can take you to a description of what is needed,
with links to recommendations about ethernet cards and the Networked
Computing Support office.
If you do NOT
already have a ResNet configured laptop, or live off campus, the
instructions to configure your machine can be found here.