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Many of Dartmouth's computing and information resources are available from off campus, although you need a connection to the Internet to access them. Some basic resources you'll need include:
One local ISP, Fairpoint Communications, has established a discounted Internet plan for Dartmouth employees. For details, see the Dartmouth Affinity Plan.
Most computers on campus are connected to the Internet via an Ethernet cable or a wireless connection. If you are at another location that has an Ethernet or wireless network, you may be able to configure your computer for that network. If you need information on configuring your computer for their network, contact their Computing Help Desk.
While Computing Services does not provide support for home networks or for connections through other Internet Service Providers (ISP), there are several in the local area or around the world that can be used to access Dartmouth resources. These include:
Before you enter into an agreement with an ISP, we recommend you confirm:
Also, be aware that some ISPs do "address translation" which will prevent Kerberos from working. If you are trying to access a Kerberos-authenticated system from a connection that goes through an ISP, try starting a VPN session, then accessing the system rather than trying to use a Kerberos ticket.
Some departments contract with outside Internet Service Providers for calling cards that allow their staff members to dial a toll-free number to access the Internet while they are traveling for that department. Check with your department to see if this service has been arranged.
Many major airports, hotels, restaurants, cafes, conference hosts, and other organizations now offer Internet access to travelers. As the majority of these are wireless in nature, sites such as the Wi-Fi ZONE Finder can help you search for a connection point near your destination. While normally offered for a fee, some organizations are now offering free Internet access to their patrons. Check with the individual organization for details.
The easiest way to access the new Blitz system when you are traveling is to start a web browser and go to https://bwa.dartmouth.edu if your account is on the clouse system, or https://owa.dartmouth.edu if your account is on the on-premise system.
Some Internet service providers (ISPs) use firewalls to prevent unauthorized people from accessing their network. If you are trying to access systems on the Dartmouth network from behind a firewall, the following information may allow your ISP to resolve any problems you may be having.
Last Updated: 10/26/12