Category Archive: Internet & Networking

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By Ross Madden
February 19, 2014 9:20 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base

Recently, Windows computers began to automatically install the new version of Internet Explorer.  This new version, 11, has been causing all kinds of problems across campus.  Specifically users of RamCT, IS Oracle HR, and Kuali.  Our solution for this is to simply uninstall, or roll back Internet Explorer to the previously installed version, 10.  These […]

By Ross Madden
February 19, 2014 9:07 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base

We have been seeing more and more reports of Java not working properly in web browsers.  This article should allow a user to get things back up and running.  First, here is a complete article describing what the settings are and what they do, and goes into how you can add sites to a trusted […]

By Ross Madden
August 26, 2013 12:50 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking

WIFI and mobile device users may have started noticing a new SSID being broadcast within the CNSIT South buildings lately.  That is, the csu-net5 network.  ACNS sent us out a good explanation of what this is, and perhaps is something you should try out! FROM ACNS All areas of campus should now have at least 3 […]

By Ross Madden
January 16, 2013 10:33 am MT
Posted in Internet & Networking, Security, Security News

Most of us are aware of this by now, but I received the following, very well written explanation of the problem and steps to take at this point.  As before, when I get these, and feel they should be given a wider audience, I will repost for the CNSIT community. “As everyone is probably painfully […]

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By CNS IT
April 23, 2012 9:54 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base, Pangea, Security

There is a secure gateway into the colostate university’s network. This gateway is taking the place of the CSU VPN which is scheduled to retire this summer. The attached powerpoint presentation Secure Colostate Netconnect gives step by step instructions on how to connect to https://secure.colostate.edu/netconnect. PDF Version PowerPoint Version ACNS also has a help page […]

By Ross Madden
April 17, 2012 9:44 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base

You have probably noticed those strange, bar code looking graphics popping up all over the place.  In Magazines, in the hallway on the bulletin boards, and even in the digital signage displays that are being added in most buildings.  QR is short for “Quick Response” and allows a smart phone to “scan” using a built […]

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By Ross Madden
March 21, 2012 2:45 pm MT
Posted in Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base, Pangea

I have often gotten asked how someone can connect to their Pangea files from their iPad or iPhone.  This can be a very useful tool if you ever plan on teaching with your iDevice, or just want to be able to get at a file while on the road.  I discovered FileBrowser many months ago […]

By Ross Madden
May 4, 2011 1:05 pm MT
Posted in Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base

Here’s a cheat sheet for Samba syntax – used to mount SMB/Linux/Windows shares on Windows, OSX, and Linux systems: Basic form: smb://[[[authdomain;]user@]host[:port][/share[/dirpath][/name]]][?context] UNC FORM  URL FORM \\host\share  smb://host/share \\host\share\dirpath smb://host/share/dirpath \\host\share\dirpath\filename  smb://host/share/dirpath/filename   Examples: smb://host/share/ smb://host/share/dirpath smb://host/share/name smb://host/share/dirpath/name smb://WORKGROUP@host/share smb://WORKGROUP;User@host/share   Usually the name of the share must be specified. Shared disks are specified with […]

By Ross Madden
October 7, 2009 8:44 am MT
Posted in Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base

Windows 7 – Click the Start icon – Click Control Panel – Select Large icons for the View – Click Network and Sharing Center – Select Change Adapter Settings from the list on the left hand side – Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties […]

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By Ross Madden
September 15, 2009 8:52 am MT
Posted in General Computing, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base

This how to is designed to show users how they can connect to their office computer from home. At the time of this writing these directions will only work if the office computer on campus is a Windows computer. These directions also assume the following: – Power.  You cannot work from home if the power […]

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