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Get IT All…Safer. Security Enhancements to the DePauw Wireless Network #SecureIT

January 12th, 2015 by Lynda S. LaRoche
During the next few weeks, Information Services will be finishing the implementation of a more secure wireless network. This will provide an encrypted network that will be safer and less vulnerable to hacking or cybertheft.

Beginning on February 10, 2015

DPU_Secure will be the primary wireless network for all faculty, staff, and students. This network encrypts all data traveling between your device and the network access point. DPU_Secure is available from most popular mobile devices, including Mac OS, Windows, Android, iPhone, iPad, etc. by using your DePauw Account login credentials to access it.

DPU_Guest will be an open network that is limited to Internet-only access. This network is provided as a courtesy for guests of DePauw University and to support the few device types that do not support connections to the encrypted networks. A username and password is not required to access DPU_Guest.

DPU_Wireless will be retired on 2/10/2015 and will be no longer available.

DePauw’s wifi network

DPU_Secure DPU_Guest
Requires login

Required login using DePauw Account credentials

Open for Internet browsing without login

Available for
Faculty, staff, and students with DePauw Account
Guests of DePauw University
Enhanced / Secure

Encrypts data passed between

device and access point

Normal / Unsecure

No data encryption or additional security

Connects to:

Internet, including 
Web-based campus services

(e.g., Moodle, e-Services,, etc.)

Yes Yes
Network Printers & Copiers Yes No
Network Drives (P:, I:, U:, etc.) Yes No


You can learn more about DePauw’s Network on the IT KnowledgeBase at Please contact the HelpDesk at (765) 658-4294 or with any questions.

Security Enhancements to the DePauw Wireless Network. #AnnounceIT

October 28th, 2014 by Lynda S. LaRoche

As many of you are aware, Information Services has been working on providing the DePauw community with a more secure wireless network. This network, DPU_Secure, encrypts all data traveling between your device and the network access point, and it provides faster connection speeds of up to 300Mbps. DPU_Secure is available from most popular mobile devices, including Mac OS, Windows, Android, iPhone, iPad, etc.

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At this time we recommend you begin using DPU_Secure as soon as practical or at least by January 15, 2015. In January, we will be switching DPU_Wireless to an open guest network that will be restricted to Internet only access.

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To connect to DPU_Secure, go to the DPU_Secure section of the IT KnowledgeBase article Wireless. This article will provide step-by-step instructions on how you can connect to DPU_Secure as well as detailed information about campus wireless.

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Please contact the HelpDesk at (765) 658-4294 or with any questions.

Use your knowledge of DePauw’s top ten security tips to be a winner. #AnnounceIT

October 27th, 2014 by Lynda S. LaRoche

As part of the final week of Cyber Security Awareness Week, Information Services would like to share the Top Ten Security Tips for DePauw Faculty and Staff to help you keep sensitive information safe. Please make sure you are aware of these ways to keep information secure and let us know if you have any questions.

Once you have read through the Top Ten Security Tips, you have an opportunity to win a Misfit Flash Fitness Band© by taking the CSAM Quiz and drawings for other prizes. Note: You will need to be logged in to your Google Apps Mail Account to access the quiz.

Go to the IT KnowledgeBase article Healthy Computing for additional information on protecting your data, your computer, and yourself.

Join us for Cyber Security Awareness Month. #AnnounceIT

October 13th, 2014 by Lynda S. LaRoche

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Are you good to your computer? Take the time to keep you, your computer, and your personal files safe and working!

CSAM Quiz, Drawing, and Prizes

Take the quick 10-question CSAM quiz! Those with the most correct answers will be eligible to win a Misfit Flash Fitness Band©. Entries will also be eligible for drawings for a Starbucks gift card and other prizes. Login to your DePauw Google Apps account and enter today at! Other ways to enter include liking us on Facebook (DePauw Student Tech Support) and following us on Twitter (@DPUStudentTech). 

Kisses and a Faster Computer

Student Tech Support will be tabling in Café Roy on Thursdays in October during lunch time.  We will be offering tips and tricks (and Hershey Kisses©) to get your computer running faster and safer. Stop by and see us!

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Phone Upgrade Update. #AnnounceIT

September 19th, 2014 by Lynda S. LaRoche

We have completed the first phase of the new phone upgrade project by providing you with a new phone and switching your service over to Metronet’s VoIP system. However, there may be a few old phones that we missed. If you have a phone that looks like the following, please contact the HelpDesk at (765) 658-4294 or so we can get you onboard as well.

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Information about the New phone system may be found 24/7 on the IT KnowledgeBase, including:

  • Feature list
  • PIN information
  • Call handling
  • Voicemail
  • CommPortal
  • FAQs
  • Metronet reference guides
  • Wireless headset information
You may also find the Information Services News Blog another informative resource for keeping up with technology at DePauw.

Turn off and unplug all electronic equipment in preparation for the July 19th power outage. #AnnounceIT

July 18th, 2014 by Lynda S. LaRoche
In preparation for the power outage on Saturday, July 19th, please turn off and unplug all computers, printers, and other electronic equipment in the campus facilities that will be affected before leaving campus today.

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For those who are on the new phone system, calls received during this outage will go to your voicemail, which you can monitor through the CommPortal. If your new phone has been installed and you have not yet set up your voicemail, go to On-campus phones: Voicemail.

Call Forwarding

For those who have set up your voicemail, you also have the option to forward your calls to your cell phone or another number. To set up call forwarding through the CommPortal:
  1. Go to
  2. Log in using your 10-digit telephone number and your PIN
  3. Click Call Manager
  4. Click Forwarding
  5. Select Forward calls immediately
  6. For Forward calls to, enter the desired number exactly as you would dial it if you were calling it from your office phone (For example, you must first press a 7 on your office phone when making a call to someone off-campus so make sure you enter the 7 when setting up call forwarding to an off-campus phone number.)
  7. Click Apply
Please contact the HelpDesk at (765) 658-4294 or with any questions or concerns.

Phone issue or request? Contact the HelpDesk. #AnnounceIT

July 17th, 2014 by Lynda S. LaRoche

Phone issue or request

The fastest way to get help with your phone is to contact the HelpDesk. Although staff members in I.S. enjoy hearing from you, after you tell them what’s going on, they have to report it to the HelpDesk for it to be added to our SchoolDude ticketing system. Why not cut-out the middleman?

#ReportIT - Call (765) 658-4294 – Email (or Google Chat) 

IT KnowledgeBase

Information about the New phone system can be found 24/7 on the IT KnowledgeBase, including:

  • Feature list
  • PIN information
  • Call handling
  • Voicemail
  • CommPortal
  • FAQs
  • Metronet reference guides
  • Wireless headset information

We now support Mavericks on Macs. #AnnounceIT

June 20th, 2014 by Lynda S. LaRoche

Information Services now supports Mavericks on Macintosh computers; however, we strongly recommend a clean install, not an upgrade, to avoid performance issues. Faculty and staff should email if you would like to schedule a time to have Mavericks installed on your computer.

Also, Apple has announced the release of a new operating system coming this fall named Yosemite. Yosemite has not been tested with all of DePauw’s systems and is not supported by Information Systems until testing can be completed later in the fall semester. Please do not install it on your system until you hear otherwise from us.

As always, please contact the HelpDesk at or (765) 658-4294 with any questions or concerns.

You will not receive calls if you do not set up your Voicemail and other helpful information. #AnnounceIT

June 10th, 2014 by Lynda S. LaRoche

Did you know that you will not receive calls if you do not set up your Voicemail on your new phone? As mentioned 5/14, setting up your Voicemail is quick and easy:

  • Lift the handset
  • Press the Messages key
  • Listen to the system prompts to
    • Change your PIN
    • Record your name
    • Record your greeting

Quick Tip: Call Forwarding

Going on vacation? Off-campus over summer? Make sure your calls are answered by setting up call forwarding.

The easiest and most flexible way to set up call forwarding is by using the CommPortal; however, here are instructions on how to set it up using your handset:

Type of Forwarding Enable Code Disable Code
Immediate/Unconditional *72 *73
Busy *90 *91
No Answer/Delay *92 *93




Orientation Sessions

The new phone orientation schedule for June is available on the Information Services Workshop and Event Calendar. Sessions are limited to 18 participants, so please reserve your seat in one of the demonstrations by completing the New Phone Orientation – Reserve a Seat form.

We are also planning several sessions on August 18th and 19th for anyone who would like a refresher for the start of the 2014/2015 academic year. We will share this information with you at a later date.

If you are unable to attend orientation, you may also learn about the New Phone System on the IT KnowledgeBase.

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Class of 2018 photo upload for DePauw ID card deadline approaches. #ConnectIT

June 5th, 2014 by Lynda S. LaRoche

As the June 13th deadline approaches for you to upload your photo for your DePauw ID card, it is exciting for us to start getting familiar with the faces that we will soon see walking around campus. Although your high school senior pictures and other creative poses are impressive, they do not fall within the required guidelines for us to use for your DePauw ID card.

The photo you upload should be passport-style taken within the last six months that meets the following guidelines.

NOTE: Please follow these guidelines carefully because
your photo will be rejected if it does not meet these requirements.

  • It must be a focused color photo taken in full-face view (e.g. only your head and the top of your shoulders) with you directly facing the camera.
  • Prescription glasses are allowed. You may not wear sunglasses, hats, hoodies, or headphones.
  • The photo should not have flash reflections, glare, or shadows.
  • The background must be uniform, plain, and white. You may want to consider using a plain white sheet or towel or a large sheet of white paper as a backdrop for your photo.
  • The photo must be in JPEG (.jpg) format and no larger than 1 MB.

For specific information on uploading your photo, go to the IT KnowledgeBase article DePauw ID Card: Uploading a photo.