Myths Regarding Computing Services

In order to reach our goals and preserve our efficiency and reliability, we would like to dispel a few myths about Computing Services that may have misled students, faculty and staff.

Myth 1

Myth:

  • CS works on and provides service to student, faculty, and staff personal computers for reasons other than network connectivity. We will fix your hard disk problems, remove viruses, and configure your settings so that your computer operates smoothly.

 Truth:

  • CS is NOT a computer-repair service. However, if you are experiencing issues with your machine, come visit us at WITS and while at times we will not be able to fix the issue, we will most definitely send you in the right direction. 

Myth 2

Myth:

  • You can't purchase computers and software through the technology store.

 Truth:

  • Up until recently, WITS did not sell anything to the faculty and students at NWU. However, in recent times, we have sold our surplus items through our sales portal. Click here to see if we are selling any items!

Myth 3

Myth:

  • Wireless connectivity is omnipresent on campus.

 Truth:

  • Wireless connectivity has recently been added to all the residence halls and wireless internet is only guaranteed to be strong in Olin Hall, Smith-Curtis, Old Main, and the Student Center. For this reason, every residence hall room is equipped with a high-speed ethernet jack that can be depended on for a functional connection to the internet. Though Cochrane-Woods Library does have wireless internet, during high traffic times the internet connection speeds can be slow.