"How To" Documents

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After performing any of the steps in the topics below, if you are still having issues, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 970-248-2111, or visit us in Tomlinson Library, 1st floor.

Every semester, approximately at the midpoint, department heads will be prompted to submit new/updated/deleted software requests to the IT Department for the upcoming semester.  Be sure to convey your requests to your department head in time to prepare for the upcoming semester. Click the link below to open a PDF that details current software installed in computer labs and classrooms at CMU, WCCC, and CMU Montrose:

Current Software Installed in Classrooms/Computer Labs

  1. On your device, locate the WiFi connection tool and select CMU WiFi.
  2. Enter your MAVzone login credentials, and click or tap Join (iOS), Connect (Android), or whatever confirmation button is shown for your device.
  3. iOS will prompt you to accept the certificate. Do so by clicking or tapping Trust.
  4. At the CMU Network Access form, enter your MAVzone login credentials. Click or tap Log In.
  5. At the Create Device screen, enter a name for your device; e.g., My iPhone.
  6. Click or tap the checkbox to accept the terms of use.
  7. Click or tap Create Device.
  8. Depending on the brand, your device may disconnect and reconnect automatically, or you may need to return to the WiFi list on your device and select CMU WiFi again.
  9. From this point forward, your device should automatically connect when you are within range of the CMU WiFi.

Access to the CMU Visitor wireless network is now self-configured.  Individuals can easily connect to the CMU Visitor network by following the steps below.  Be sure to read the entire list of steps below completely before performing.

  1. On your device, locate the WiFi connection tool and connect to CMU Visitor.
  2. If not redirected to your web browser, launch your web browser. Complete the CMU Visitor Access form by entering a personal email address, your cell phone number and your name. 
  3. Click or tap the checkbox to accept the terms of use.
  4. Click or tap Register.
  5. The CMU Visitor Access form will now show your email address as your login name and you will be prompted for a password.
  6. Shortly, you will receive a text containing a 6-digit visitor access code. This is your password.
  7. Enter this password.
  8. Click or tap the checkbox to accept the terms of use.
  9. Click or tap Log In.

For faculty or staff, hosting a group on campus, you may still request a single sponsored account to be created for your group.  To do so, please create a Help Desk ticket through Web Help Desk at least 1 week prior to the scheduled event.  If you have an urgent need, please call the Help Desk at 970-248-2111.

Streaming Media, Smart TVs, Gaming Systems, WiFi Printers, Etc.

  1. Obtain the wireless hardware address for your device. This address may be referred to by one of several names; hardware address, MAC address, WiFi address, physical address. See Locating a Device Hardware Address for help in finding your device’s address.
  2. Using a device that is already registered with CMU WiFi, login to MAVzone.
  3. In MAVzone, launch the app called Network Device Registration.
  4. Login with your MAVzone credentials.
  5. Enter the name of your device.  (My WiFi Printer, My Nintendo Switch, etc.)
  6. Enter the MAC Address for your device.
  7. If you want to access this device from your other devices, check Enable AirGroup.  For example, if you are registering a wireless printer that you want to print to from your computer, or smartphone, select this option.  Additionally, you can share this device with other users by entering their MAVzone login name(s).
  8. Check or tap the checkbox to accept the terms of use.
  9. Click or tap the Create Device button.
  10. You will receive an email to your CMU account that contains the password to connect your device to CMU PSK. Ignore the instructions in this email that talk about CMU WiFi. Instead, look for the CMU PSK Instructions.
  11. Note the network password provided.
  12. Now, on the consumer device (Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod, Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, etc.) connect to CMU PSK. Enter the network password and click or tap the button to confirm the connection.

Dorm rooms have Ethernet ports to which you can connect computers, or other consumer type devices that offer an Ethernet port. 

Connecting your Computer via Ethernet

  1. Connect your computer to the Ethernet port in your dorm room with an Ethernet cable.
  2. Launch your web browser.  The browser should automatically redirect to the Network Device Registration page.
  3. Login with your MAVzone credentials.
  4. Enter the name of your device.
  5. Notice that the MAC address is automatically populated.  This is the MAC address of your Ethernet adapter.
  6. Check or tap the checkbox to accept the terms of use.
  7. Click or tap the Create Device button.
  8. Once the device is created, wait about 15 - 20 seconds and your computer should automatically reconnect.  Test by trying to load an external web page.
  9. If this doesn't work, simply unplug the Ethernet cable from your computer, wait 15 seconds, then plug it back in.  Now test by going to an external web page.

Connecting Other Devices via Ethernet

  1. Obtain the wired hardware address for your device. This address may be referred to by one of several names; hardware address, MAC address, physical address. See Locating a Device Hardware Address for help in finding your device’s wired address.
  2. Using a device already connected to the CMU network, wired or wireless, launch your web browser and login to MAVzone.
  3. Launch the app called Network Device Registration.
  4. Enter the name of your device.  (My Nintendo Switch, My Xbox, My Laptop, etc.)
  5. Enter the MAC Address for your device.
  6. Click or tap the checkbox to accept the terms of use.
  7. Click or tap the Create Device button.
  8. Once the device is created, wait about 15 - 20 seconds and your computer should automatically reconnect.  Test the device.
  9. If this doesn't work, simply unplug the Ethernet cable from your device, wait 15 seconds, then plug it back in.  Now test the device.

Although most modern TVs will work properly, it is important that you purchase a TV with a QAM Digital tuner. Check the manufacturer’s specifications and/or your electronics store before purchasing a television. A unit without this specific type of digital tuner will not receive campus cable TV programming.

If you have a TV that does not have a QAM digital tuner, you can opt to purchase a set top QAM Digital Converter Set Top Box. Not all digital converters are QAM. Make sure the product says QAM and not ATSC. For reference, the iView 3500STBII Multi-Function Digital Converter Box is a converter box that has a QAM digital tuner.

  1. Make sure the television is plugged in and there is a coax cable connected between the television and the cable jack on the wall.
  2. Turn on the television and set your input to TV.
  3. Go into your television’s Menu. Select your Channel sub-menu. On some televisions, it may be called Tuner or TV. It will look slightly different on each brand of television.
  4. Make sure the television is set to search for Cable and not Antenna or Air.
  5. Select Auto Scan. Some televisions may say Auto Tune or Auto Program.
  6. The process should take 5 – 15 minutes to complete depending on your television.

Troubleshooting

  • TV won’t power on. Make sure the electrical outlet is functioning. Try plugging in another device into the outlet to check if it’s working. If the outlet is not working, report the issue via this link, Maintenance Issues.
  • TV doesn't find any channels during the channel scan. Make sure the coax cable is securely attached to both the TV and the wall jack. Double-check that your TV’s digital tuner is a QAM type tuner. Try the channel search process again.
  • Using a QAM digital converter set top box. Make sure the coax cable from the wall jack is connected to the Antenna-In port (coax) on the set top box. Make sure the set-top box is connected to the TV. Connection type will vary depending on your TV and converter set top box. Common types include Ant-Out, HDMI, and RCA. If the digital converter box starts scanning immediately, stop the scan. Make sure the ‘Signal Type’ is set to Cable. Then start the scan again.
  • After trying the steps above, if you still don’t have any cable channels appearing on your TV, please submit a work order through MAVzone using the IT Help Desk app, or you can call the IT Help Desk at 970-248-2111.

When printing to a campus computer, the GoPrint client should automatically launch so you can login and release your print job to the printer.  However, sometimes the client doesn't launch on its own so you have to perform a manual launch.

  1. For Windows, access the GoPrint icon from the System Tray (located at far right-hand side of the Windows Taskbar, in the area where the clock lives).  Sometimes icons in the System Tray are hidden, so you'll need to click on the Show hidden icons button to see those additional tray icons.  Once you see the GoPrint icon, double-click to launch.

    GoPrint Icon
  2. For OS X, look for GoPrint in the menu bar, near the lock.  Click GoPrint, and in the menu that appears, click Show GoPrint Client to launch.

goprinticon2.png

Synchronizing iOS with CMU Mail

  1. Tap the Settings app.
  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts.
  3. Tap Add Account. Tap Exchange.
  4. Enter your CMU email address and password and tap Next.
  5. Select which items you want to synchronize; Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders.
  6. Tap Save.

Synchronizing Android with CMU Mail

  1. From the Home screen, tap Email.
  2. Enter your email address and password and tap Next.
  3. Next, select the type of account as Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. The Exchange Server settings will be configured automatically and this step may take about a minute to complete.
  4. Next, you will be prompted to allow Remote security administration. You must permit this in order to synchronize your email on the Android device. Tap OK.
  5. Next, select from the various options regarding synchronizing. These options can be changed at any time. If you are unsure what to set, just accept the current defaults and experiment later. Tap the top right-hand corner triangle button.
  6. Confirm Activate device administrator by tapping Activate.
  7. Lastly, you'll be prompted to assign a different name to your account. This is optional and defaults to your email address. Make any desired changes, and then tap Done.
  8. The Mail app window will appear and synchronizing will begin. Full synchronization may take some time depending on the amount of mail being synchronized.
  1. Open System Preferences from the Apple menu
  2. Select the Print & Scan item
    Image highlighting the print and scan icon
  3. Click the '+' to add a new printer
    Image highlighting the plus button
  4. From the list of printers that appear, select the printer you want to add. On-campus printers begin with CMU.

    Choose printer to install
  5. Click Add, then follow the on-screen instructions to add the printer.  Repeat steps 3 - 4 to add additional printers.
  6. Now, after submitting a job to printing simply visit the MAVprint portal to release your job(s).

Using your personal mobile computer, you can print through the CMU WiFi network to many of the networked printers around campus using MAVprint. Follow the steps below to get started. Note: You must have administrative access to your computer.

Windows Users:

  1. Download and install MAVprint webclient. Windows Version
  2. Next, you must run the following command, specifying the name of the printer at the end of the command.  First, identify the printer name by visiting the printer and make note of the name affixed to the top of the printer on a white label.

  3. Now, on your computers, press WinLogo Key + R.  This will bring up the Run dialog box.

  4. Type the following command into the Run dialog box:

    Rundll32 printui.dll PrintUIEntry /in /n\\goprint\name of printer

    Run dialog box

  5. Click OK.  A prompt will appear asking if you trust this printer.  Click Install driver.

  6. Repeat steps 2 - 6 for any additional printers.

Now, when you submit a print job to one of these printers, the MAVprint webclient pop-up will appear. Log in using your MAVzone username and password. Your print job will appear. Click the box to the left of the print job and click the Pay and Print button.