Henderson has the network divided into a Faculty network, a Student network, and a wireless network. Anyone who receives an acceptance letter will receive a username and password as well as an e-mail address. Any new Employee will be given a username and password as well as any extra permissions as determined by the hiring department and Human Resources. The HelpDesk
is available during regular office hours if you have any questions or issues with Henderson's network.
There are designated locations throughout campus that operate under the Student network. The largest portion of the campus that uses the Student network is the dorms. All of the dorms and student accessible computer labs use the student network. It is possible to connect to the student network using a valid Henderson username and password. It is possible to use a different username for your personal computer as long as your system has been registered. You can find out more about the registration process here.
Every valid username has a specific amount of network space that is available. This space can be accessed as a network hard drive as long as you have logged into the network. It will be known as the X drive, and each student has 20mb set aside for personal use. For more information about the X Drive, click here.
Although the Faculty and Student Networks are separate, they operate in a similar fashion. Any Faculty/Staff office and sub-offices will usually always operate
under the Faculty network. A valid Faculty or Staff username and
password is required to get into these systems. Each Faculty/Staff username also has access to the X drive.
There are 2 primary wireless networks available on campus. The "DormLogon" network is available to any student in the dorms. This wireless network will allow you the same access that you would receive on the standard Student Network. This Wireless network, just like the Student Network, also requires your device to be registered before access will be granted.
The second prominent wireless is the "StuGuest" network. This network is available to anyone who comes to Henderson's campus. This network does require you to connect to it, and then you must log into the network. To do this, you will need to open your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc...) It will automatically be redirected to the login screen. Put in the valid information. If you are a visitor, select "Guest". This network will allow web surfing, but it will not allow P2P (Peer-to-Peer) transfers.
P2P is a system that allows users to share data quickly and easily without having to rely on a central server. This has become a very popular way to transfer both legal and illegal information throughout the internet. Some of the most popular P2P programs have been Napster, Limewire, Frostwire, etc... It is also used in a lot of popular games such as WoW (World of Warcraft), Final Fantasy 14, etc... Because of its numerous beneficial uses, it is something that many believe should not be blocked. With the amount of illegal material that is shared through P2P, however, it has been a touchy subject.
Henderson allows P2P transfers, but uses a program known as "Copy Sense". This program monitors P2P transactions to determine if the transactions are legal or not. Henderson purchased this program as a large step toward complying with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). You can find out more about HEOA here.