Help For Incoming Students...
Welcome to WPI! No matter what your field of study is, computing will play in a key role in the success of your academic career. At WPI, we make every effort to provide students access to the computing tools necessary to achieve academic success. From getting your accounts set up, to attaching your computer to the network, all the information you need is just a click away. Before you do anything else, we suggest you read through the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to be sure that you understand your responsibilities as a WPI computer user. After that, feel free to get started using the technology we provide. Happy computing!
- New Student Information
- Obtaining a UNIX, ADMIN, and/or myWPI account
If you received your PIN in the mail and need to create your accounts, this is the place to go...
- Desktop Networking Installation & Setup Guide for WPI Students
If you need a general overview of how to get your computer up and running and configured to access the various systems at WPI, visit this site.
- Computer Recommendations for New Students
Wondering what kind of computer you should get before college? Here are the CCC's recommendations.
- WPI has numerous accounts available to students. To learn the difference between all of them, please visit our Account Information page.
- If you have received your PIN in the mail and wish to create your accounts now, please visit the Account Maintenance page.
Does every student get an E-mail address at WPI?
What E-mail Account options are there at WPI?
Once you receive your PIN and create your UNIX account, you now have a typical e-mail account at WPI. You can use E-mail clients such as Outlook to access it, or view it via WPI's Web Client (http://webmail.wpi.edu).
To learn all about the differences in how one can access E-mail at WPI, visit the General E-Mail Overview Page.
Student Exchange Server (ACADMAIL)
In addition to traditional e-mail accounts, WPI now allows students access to the Student Exchange Server. This extends the features of typical e-mail by allowing you to store the e-mails on the WPI servers and view them from any client or web browser you use regardless of location, as well as view and edit your Exchange calendar and keep notes. To learn more about setting up an Exchange account, visit the Student Exchange Server Page.
Getting Setup on the WPI Network...
Joining the Domain
In order to install software from the school network easily map drives, students on the WPI Network (in dorms or WPI-wired Greek Houses) should follow the directions below based on their installed operating system:
Each student gets 750 megabytes of space on the network server. In order to access it for saving, most students will do what is called Mapping a Network Drive, which makes the space appear as another drive on your computer for easy saving and access.
For directions on how to do this, select your situation from below:
Accessing Software at WPI
As a student at WPI, you are allowed access to many different software packages, including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows. In order to access and install them, please visit our SMS Software Installation Page.
Getting a Laptop on WPI's Wireless Network
If you have a laptop and 802.11B wireless card, visit the Wireless Configuration Page for configuration directions.Maintained by itweb.
Last modified: Jun 08, 2011, 11:39 EDT