Accessing the Campus Computer Network

Windows Users

If you are planning to bring a Windows computer to campus, you will be required to use anti-virus software for your system and have all the current Windows updates installed. Doing these at home will help ease your transition onto the Gardner-Webb network.

Gardner-Webb offers free Forticlient anti-virus protection for all students, faculty and staff. If you currently are using a trial version of anti-virus software that came with a new computer or opt to download Gardner-Webb's provided protection uninstall your current software before coming to campus. If you are having issues installing the Forticlient anti-virus software, contact Technology Services at (704) 406-4647 for assistance.

Students wishing to use their own protection software must have their virus definitions up to date before coming to campus to ensure you can log-in to the network.

Apple/Mac Users

f you are planning to bring an Apple computer to campus, you will not be required to have anti-virus software, but you will need to have all Mac OS system updates installed.