Do you need a new computer?

Every semester, faculty and students use programs that are more sophisticated than those used in previous semesters. These more sophisticated applications continually require faster computers, more memory, more disk space, and other resources. In general, the newer the computer, the better its owner will be able to take advantage of UD’s high-speed network, Internet resources, and the latest computing applications. In the case of notebook computers, newer models are faster and lighter in addition to offering better displays, more memory, and more disk storage.

Whether you bring an old computer (Read more information about bringing an older computer to campus) or a new computer, you should be sure that your computer can connect to our campus network and from there to the entire Internet. Make sure your computer has one of the following:

  • Wireless Networking (wi-fi) capability (either built-in or an add-in card) that conforms to the IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard to connect in your dorm room, in nearly every academic building and other campus spaces.
  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet capability for high speed access to the campus network and the Internet from rooms in residence halls and many academic buildings.
  • Any hardware required for a high-speed/broadband off campus connection (DSL, Cable, apartment complex T1 connection, etc.).