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Technical Requirements for Accessing FIT Network

The Information Technology Department would like to welcome you to the FIT residence halls. Below, is the system requirement your computer must meet in order to connect to our network. Kindly review the information prior to arriving on campus to ensure your ability to connect to the internet.

Systems Requirements
Minimum Requirements for Apple/Macintosh users:

• Macintosh Operating System, patched with the latest update from Apple
• Up-to-date Virus Protection Software (not required for iPads/IOS devices)

Minimum Requirements for PC users:
• Microsoft Windows Operating System, patched with latest updates from Microsoft
• Up-to-date Virus Protection Software


Getting ready for FIT
One Simple Step: Scan Your Computer

To ensure you will meet the minimum requirements please scan your computer prior to arriving to FIT. You may access the scanning tool here: http://fitsafe.fitnyc.edu/authentication/RemoteScan.html

  • If your computer passes the scan and meets the requirements then it is ready for FIT network
  • If your computer fails the scan, simply review the System Requirements section above and update the components listed. Perform the scan again to ensure compliance.


Don't have Antivirus Software? Need a free Virus Protection Software?

You may download one of the Antivirus packages below.
Warning: Do not load more than one virus protection program on your computer

PC
http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-free-antivirus
http://www.clamav.net/lang/en/about/win32/
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Mac
http://www.clamxav.com/


IT for FIT Support for Non-FIT Residents

IT for FIT will ensure that access to the FIT wireless and wired network is possible from every occupied room. IT for FIT will NOT troubleshoot non-FIT computers; instructions on how to connect will be provided upon moving into the halls.

Non-FIT residents requiring additional support with their personal computers may visit one of the locations listed below for computer repair near the FIT campus.

Best Buy’s Geek Squad
60 W 23rd St corner of 23rd St and 6th Ave 
New York, NY 10010    
(212)-366-1373    

TekServe (Apple computers only)
119 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 929-3645

 

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