Network Resources

The following network resources and services are available for use:

  • Wireless Network: EGB Hall both have 802.11n (wi-fi) wireless ethernet available in most building and surrounding areas.
  • Handouts: Network-accessible via file sharing or on the web (, handouts is available to all students. It is a place to put files for students to access, including classnotes. It is also the recommended location for class webpages. Data posted in this area is not limited to Miami students, so special care should be taken with licensed or copywritten materials to prevent unwanted sharing.
  • Turnins: Network-accessible file sharing. Turnins is available to all students. It is a dropbox where students can submit completed assignments that are ready to be graded.
  • A web interface to access Miami's fileshare space, including both Handouts and Turnins.


Many software titles used as part of coursework are available for you to install on your personal computer. Unfortunately, we cannot support your use of these applications. Please contact the software publisher if you require assistance.

  • Microsoft Office: These titles are provided for all students by IT Services via the bookstore (first semester). For more information, see or call the IT Services Support Desk at 9-7900.
  • Other Microsoft Software: Other Microsoft titles including Windows Vista, Visual Studio, Visio, Project, Virtual PC, and Windows Server 2008 are provided by the School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Regional Campus departments for students enrolled in courses in specific departments. If you are enrolled in a course in the CIT, CSA, ECE, ENT, NSG, MME, or PSE departments, log into to obtain software.
  • SolidEdge: Students taking MME 143 may obtain SolidEdge through the department for a small fee to cover duplication. Otherwise, students taking MME courses who wish to obtain SolidEdge may do so at low or little cost directly from the publisher, EDS. Visit the following page for contact information:
  • Eclipse: Eclipse is a free product available to anyone at
  • Minitab: This title is available at the University bookstore as a student license for $25.00.
  • Oracle: The Oracle client software is available directly from Oracle’s website:

Other Resources:

  • Virtual Machines
    • VMWare ESX virtual servers (or desktops)
    • Campus Firewall blocks off campus to on campus connections.
    • muvpn uses CISCO anyconnect VPN technology
  • Subversion
    • Subversion Repository system for code (document management)
  • MediaWiki
    • Collaboration/Documentation Software
  • HTTPS certificates
    • Miami will issue certificates for domains that are faculty sponsored.
  • Firewall/Security
    • Don't share passwords
    • Use SSH private keys for authentication
    • Use firewalls
  • We don't backup desktop's - keep your files back'd up.
  • Video Conferencing in Room 9 (for remote meetings)