What kind of connection should I use?

When using campus resources online, it is important that you understand what type of connection you should use.  ACU provides you with two ways to connect to the Internet, wired and wireless.  Wired connections use an Ethernet cable to plug into a network port in the wall and wireless connections pick up signals from the wireless hot spots that are located all over campus.

Wireless connections are very convenient, but wired connections are much faster and more reliable since they aren't subject to interference from other home appliances including microwave ovens and cordless telephones like the wireless network is.

When browsing the Internet and checking your e-mail, the wireless network will do everything you need. But when it comes to downloading large files like audio and video content, using a wired connection is the best option.  Save yourself some time when you need to get a file for class from iTunesU, or any other online resources that contains large files, by plugging in and using the wired network. 

If you don't have an Ethernet cable you can purchase one from the Campus Store or electronics store.  They are inexpensive and come in a variety of lengths.

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