Tech Documentation

'Using the Internet' Archive

Using the VPN for Off-Campus Access

Posted March 18, 2020

Bryn Mawr College uses a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to allow users to access their Home directory and other network drives when off campus. Connecting to the VPN simulates being connected to the on-campus network, so users can work off-campus without missing out on any important data or resources. The app used to connect to […]

Connecting Android and Chrome OS Devices to eduroam

Posted October 4, 2019
Wi-Fi settings example

Click here for help connecting non-Android/Chrome OS devices to eduroam. Operating systems made by Google (i.e. Android and Chrome OS) ask users to choose the network settings for secure wireless connections. This makes the process of connecting to eduroam a little more complicated than simply signing in. Getting Connected To connect your Android device to […]

Browser Troubleshooting

Posted February 5, 2018

Need assistance with your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.)? Every browser is a little different, but each provide information on how to perform basic troubleshooting tasks, like clearing your cache and history. For more information, you can visit the support pages for your browser of choice: Google Chrome Help & Support Mozilla Firefox Help […]

Accessing the Bryn Mawr College Network: FAQs for College Alumnae and Visitors

Posted July 25, 2016

The Basics Bryn Mawr College is happy to provide some network and computer access to College Alumnae and visitors, including visiting scholars, conference guests, and vendors.  Below are some questions that are frequently asked by visitors who are interested in accessing the Bryn Mawr College network. If you have any additional questions, please contact the […]

Campus Visitors

Posted October 6, 2015

If you are bringing a visitor to campus, whether they are a guest speaker, alumni, or a friend from home, Bryn Mawr’s LITS offers multiple types of access for guests while they are on campus. Please note that individuals visiting as part of a conference, camp, or event booked with our Conferences office should obtain […]

Managing Your Internet Browser’s Tabs

Posted August 13, 2014

Tab Organization One way of keeping your tabs organized is to open multiple browser windows to delineate the different tasks. One window could be used for email and communications, another for research, and even one for checking the weather and seeing what events are going on around campus. Another option would be to drag your […]

Changing the Default Method for Opening Files in FireFox

Posted April 24, 2012

Why won’t Firefox open that file directly in Word? What if I want PDFs to open in Preview instead of Reader? The folks at Mozilla (makers of Firefox) provide these instructions for changing file associations in Firefox. Still have questions?  Check out Mozilla’s Firefox Help and Resources.