Technology in the Residence Halls
The Residence Halls have a robust wireless Internet provided by Time Warner. Upon arrival, students will be able to find the Residence Hall wireless network on their equipment and will automatically be routed to a launch page. Students are not able to install wireless routers as they will interfere with the main system. Students are able to connect, at no additional charge, up to 3 devices to the network automatically and are guaranteed 7MB upload and download speeds. "Browserless" devices such as wireless printers can also be networed by simply calling Tech Support.
Please note the desktop computers will need a wireless card in order to connect to the internet. For more information, go to www.mvcc.edu/housing and click on CURRENT STUDENT.
Each room is equipped with telephone service. A personal phone is necessary. Service includes local and "room to room" telephone service, call waiting, call forwarding, and 3-way calling. Phone numbers are given to students at check-in. There is NO charge to make local calls or to receive calls from long distance, so connecting a landline phone to the room jack even if you have a cell phone is a great back up telephone. Students may choose to use a private phone card or their cell phone for long-distance service. Voice mail is included with phone service.
Yes, all rooms are cable ready with one cable outlet, which can be split, per room. Students will automatically receive over 60 channels. Many of the major networks are Hi-DEF. HBO is included in your service. There is not cost for this basic service. Should students want to sign up for premium services such as pay per view, Digital, DVR, etc., they make contact the cable company personally once they arrive on campus.