If you’re having problems setting up your computer for the college network, it seems unlikely that you’ll be able to access this page. However, lacking any more suitable medium, here is a list of links to help get you connected.
To start with, you’ll need an Oxford username (referred to in St Hugh’s as a ‘shug number’, as it takes the form shug####). If you haven’t been given one, please contact someone in IT services [email@example.com].
If you’re living in college, connecting to the network should be straightforward. Simply connect an ethernet cable from the network port in your room to your computer, open a web browser, and follow the instructions on screen. Once you’re connected, you’ll need to activate your account here:https://webauth.ox.ac.uk/activate. Since early 2015 there has also been wi-fi access across the college.
When this is all done, you should be able to access your university email account (the address of which will usually be firstname.lastname@example.org) from the Nexus service,https://nexus.ox.ac.uk/
There are wireless access points dotted around the college and university; details of how to access these services can be found here: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/network/wireless/
Finally, the answers to most Oxford IT-related questions can usually be found on the OUCS website (http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/), but if you get stuck, don’t hesitate to contact the MCR IT Representative or IT services.
Last but not least, a short list of do’s and don’ts to keep college off of your back:
- DO install antivirus software (this is required to connect to the college network) – I suggest AVG.
- DO install a firewall – I suggest ZoneAlarm.
- DO configure Skype correctly.
- DO NOT share music or videos using peer-to-peer software. (Really, just don’t.)
- DO NOT use a downloaded TV applications such as BBC iPlayer, 4od, or Sky-By-Broadband.
- DO NOT use webcams. (They take up a lot of bandwidth.)
More information on St Hugh’s IT policies can be found here. If you’re in any doubt, don’t hesitate to ask the IT Services Office; apparently there’s “no such thing as a stupid question”!
In the MCR computer room (get in using your fob), you can print using your account credits and scan. The MCR supplies a limited amount of paper for this printer, but it is safer to bring your own in case it has run out.