Registration and Compliance

Registering Your Personal Computer or Device at Saint Michael's

Saint Michael's College has put measures into place to minimize network exposure to viruses and malware.  All non-College owned equipment must pass a scan and be registered on the campus network in order to use any network services.

Update your operating system

Run Windows update from   Our recommendation is to configure your computer to run the Windows Update process automatically at least once a week. The automatic updates may be enabled from the System Control Panel.

Update your anti-virus software

To join the student network at Saint Michael's, all computers must have a recommended anti-virus program installed.  In the 2011-2012 academic year, recommended programs include  Avast, Eset NOD32, F-Prot, F-Secure, Grisoft AVG, McAfee-Enterprise, McAfee-Home, Norton EndPoint and Panda.  The virus signatures in the anti-virus program should be updated regularly, at least once a day.  If you need help configuring an update schedule in your anti-virus software, please contact the Saint Michael's College Helpdesk for assistance.

Update anti-spyware software

Your anti-virus software will probably include an anti-spyware component.   However, due to the prevalence of spyware on the web, we recommend you install a stand-alone anti-spyware application, such as Webroot-SpySweeper, Spybot or MalwareBytes. Your anti-spyware solution should be set up to update on a regular basis. (In many cases, it’s as simple as starting the application and choosing the update button.)

Registering a Mac Computer

It’s as easy as pointing your browser to  Follow the on-screen instructions and you’ll be good to go in a short time. 

Other Devices

To register a Smartphone or iTouch for use on SMC WiFi, use Safari or the built-in browser to connect to the Internet. You’ll be automatically taken to our registration page, where you’ll be prompted for your Mikenet username and password.  Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the registration process.

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