Laptop Network Access
Staff and students of the Department of Biological Sciences may be entitled
to have their personal laptops connected to the network. In order to
request permission you need to download, print out and complete a
(This file is in PDF format. To download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader
here.) You will need to provide your laptop's
MAC Address. Instructions for
determining your mac address can be found
It must be stressed that networking your laptop is a privilege,
not a right, and is subject to the following terms and conditions.
Failure to comply with these may result in
the revocation of access.
- You are expected to keep your laptop's Operating System fully
up-to-date with the latest Service Packs and patches.
Instructions on how to do this for Microsoft Windows systems can
be found here. Please be aware
that whilst CCSG are responsible for maintenance of the Department's
computers, we are not responsible for personal laptops or
- You are expected to have a current Anti-Virus product installed,
and to keep it up-to-date with the latest virus definitions.
- Under no circumstances may you disconnect any of the Department's
computers from the network. Laptop access points are marked
with blue cables. A list detailing rooms and access points can be
found here. To request a new laptop
access point, please contact CCSG.
- Laptop network access is provided to assist you in your studies,
college work or research. We cannot guarantee that activities
outside of this scope will work from within the network. As with use
of all the Department's computing facilities, you are expected to comply
with the Department's and College's
- Users should note that any system connected to the Department's
network including personal systems may be scanned by Department
and CCS computer staff as part routine network monitoring or a
security checks. Connection to the Departments network implies agreement
to this scanning.