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Peer-to-peer

File sharing is not encouraged on the University network. Having file or print sharing on may enable others to access your system without your knowledge and if it interferes with the university network you will be quarantined (denied network access). The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) reports any copyright violations to the university. Students who are reported will have their network access blocked until they have proven to no longer be in violation. Repeated offenses may result in network access being denied for an entire semester.

Networking

All residence halls are equipped with wired, high speed networking. Wireless networking is also available in residence halls. 
The Cullom-Davis Library provides wired and wireless access including laptop checkout services. Windows-based laptop computers and Apple systems are available for 4-hour checkout to Bradley students from the Reserves Desk. Bradley students are required to have a valid Bradley ID to use lab computers or to check out a laptop Laptop equipment can only be used within the library and is available on a first come first serve basis. A late fee is assessed for the late return of a laptop. Telephone (309) 677-3315.
If you choose to use the wireless network in the common areas, your computer should be set up to access secure wireless networking. When you enter our wireless network for the first time you should choose the secure wireless option and follow the instructions for the initial, one time set-up.

Web sites

Use caution when going to non-familiar websites as these may have spyware/malware or viruses attached to them that install automatically on your system without your knowledge.

B-Mail

Electronic messages received from persons unknown to you should be deleted. Bradley University Computing Services will never ask for your BUnetID and password in an electronic mail message. These are phishing messages trying to get your information to use for illicit purposes.
Caution should always be used when opening an attachment, especially from someone you do not know. This is one of the major ways viruses, spyware and malware get onto a person's system.

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