Laptop Connection and Testing Requirements

The following items must be completed in order to access the School of Medicine network and the online testing system.

We strongly advise you to complete the following steps prior to orientation. The items below can be completed off-campus and will make the connection process during orientation quicker and easier.  Several of these steps only take a few minutes to complete and the more you do in advance, the sooner you will have access to the network on campus. School of Medicine IT staff will be on hand during the Technology Drop In session on Thursday, August 3 to assist you if you have any problems. You can also drop by the Walk-in Help Desk in 65 MacNider anytime during orientation for support.

Please note: A laptop computer is required for several orientation sessions. If you do not bring the laptop that you plan to use for the entire school year (e.g. waiting on financial aid funds to purchase a new laptop) it is your responsibility to bring your new laptop by the OIS Help Desk in 65 MacNider to confirm that it is properly configured for online testing.

If you ordered a CCI laptop, many of these steps will already be completed when you pick up your laptop.

    1. Install Antivirus Software
      Antivirus software is required to connect to the UNC network.
      1. Recommended for Windows users: Microsoft Security Essentials (Note: Windows 8.x and 10 come with Windows Defender preinstalled and is the recommended antivirus software)
        1. Installation instructions for Windows 7
      2. Recommended for Mac users: Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) Antivirus Client for Mac
        1. Installation instructions for Mac
    2. Install the ExamSoft Examplify software
      This software is required for taking online exams. You will receive directions on exam protocol during orientation, including steps to download exams, upload completed exams, and receive your results.
      (To install and register, the Institution ID is UNCMed and you will need to log in with your Onyen username and password)
      1. Download Examplify for Windows
      2. Download Examplify for Mac
    3. Install CCI Printing Software
      Students can use their personal devices to send print jobs from anywhere and pick them up in any of the CCI Print Stations across campus.
      1. Information about CCI Printing
      2. Installation instructions for Windows
      3. Installation instructions for Mac
    4. Install Microsoft Office (optional)
      Microsoft Office is available to all students (paid for by student fees).
      1. Download/Installation instructions for Windows/Mac (Onyen required)
    5. Setup Microsoft Outlook for email access (optional)
      Microsoft Outlook is the recommended and supported email client.
      1. Installation instructions for Windows/Mac
    6. Configure your laptop for automatic updates
      To ensure that your computer is protected, we recommend turning on automatic updates.  It is best to choose a time overnight when your computer is not heavily used (default for Windows 10 is approximately 3:30 a.m.)
      1. How to configure your Windows laptop for automatic updates
    7. Connect to UNC wireless network (eduroam)
      To connect to the UNC wireless network (eduroam), you must be on campus and first connect to the UNC-Setup wireless network. Once you are connected to the UNC-Setup wireless network, a page with instructions on how to proceed should open. If the page does not open automatically, then please open a web browser and go to http://wifi.unc.edu and follow the instructions.
      1. Instructions for Windows (Note that Windows 8 RT is not supported with the Eduroam enrollment)
      2. Instructions for Mac (Note that it is recommended to first disable IPV6 for Mac OSX)

    Optional if you want a wired connection to the UNC network in addition to wireless, please contact School of Medicine IT via help.med.unc.edu.