This page is your launch-pad for getting connected to the technology resources available to Geneseo students. Please contact CIT if you have any questions or need assistance with your computer or other device on campus.
During move‐in days (Friday‐ Saturday), the CIT HelpDesk will be open in Milne Library for one‐on‐one assistance with connecting your computer to our wired and wireless networks. You may also call our HelpDesk at 585-245-5588.
Wireless Network Setup
The SUNY Geneseo wireless network is based on IEEE 802.11 technology, also called "WiFi." This standard allows us to provide networking to computers over radio frequencies in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz and 5.2 GHz ranges. Our wireless network is comprised of "access points" manufactured by Cisco.
Be sure to select the SUNY Geneseo network with your computer or other wireless devices. Wireless printers and personal wireless routers will not work on our network.
Detailed information about Geneseo WiFi can be found at http://www.geneseo.edu/cit/wireless
In Your Room - Connecting via Ethernet
- Plug your computer into the ethernet jack provided in your room using an ethernet cable. If you do not have the necessary cable, you can purchase one in the campus store. Boot up your computer.
- Enter your Geneseo account username and password to provide 802.1x network authentication.
- If your Windows computer does not prompt you for Network Authentication, open a web browser (IE, Firefox, or Safari) to begin the process to enable 802.1x
- Detailed directions for enabling 802.1x can be found at Residential Network (ResNet) - Enable 802.1x on Supported Devices
Configuring Other Devices
Learn about Geneseo's Mobile Website and configuring your mobile device to our wireless network, Geneseo email, and Google Calendar.
Mobile Devices at Geneseo
This FAQ answers questions you might have about connection your gaming system on campus.
Configuration files are available to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners.
Additional Services for Students
All Geneseo students can download Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) and other academic software for free.
Students have access to printing in every academic building, Milne Library, MacVittie College Union, and their residence hall.
myGeneseo is your campus connection to email, student balances, KnightWeb, campus news and events, and more.
Sign up for NY-ALERT via KnightWeb to receive Geneseo related emergency notifications through email, phone, and text messaging.
This online interactive learning center provides students with access to some course materials, communication tools and more.
Google Apps for Education is available to all Geneseo students, faculty, and staff. Google Apps online services provide productivity and collaboration tools accessible from any Internet connection.
Google Suite at Geneseo
For questions, contact the CIT HelpDesk by calling (585) 245-5588, or submitting a request.