Wireless Internet Access

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary provides wireless internet access available free of charge to students, faculty, staff, and those affiliated with the seminary. These “hot spots” are located all around campus in the academic and administrative buildings.

WiFi Connection Instructions

The vast majority of current laptops and mobile devices have built-in WiFi support. Plug-in adapters that support 802.11b/g/n are available for older laptops and can be purchased at most office or electronics stores.

Basic Configuration Settings

SSID:

NOBTS_PUBLIC

Security:

WPA2-Personal

Encryption:

AES

Security Key:

ITCsupport@nobts.edu
(Effective 4/3/17)


Antirus Required for WiFi Use

When using the Wi-Fi here at NOBTS, we require each user to have an active antivirus software installed on their computer that scans regularly for possible threats. Computer viruses travel very quickly from device to device on a public network, hence if we detect a virus on your device, we will be forced to prohibit you for using our internet. If you would like to know more about what viruses are, click here.

For a list of free antivirus programs review and download, visit this article from PC Mag. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388652,00.asp

A common misconception is that Apple products do not need antivirus protection. This is completely false. If you own a Mac and do not have antivirus installed, you are at risk. To see a list of free antivirus products for Apple devices and how they rank, visit this article from Tom’s Guide. http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-antivirus,review-2588-6.html

A list of buildings currently containing wireless “hot spots” include:

  • Bunyan Classroom Building (6)
  • Dean of Chapel Office (1)
  • Dodd Faculty Building (7)
  • Doris Kelley Showers of Blessing Resource Center (R)
  • Frost Administrative Building (10)
  • Hardin Student Center (HSC) - Including Leavell College and Cafe (11)
  • John T. Christian Library (2)
  • Leavell Center for Evangelism (8)
  • Leeke Magee Christian Counseling Center (12)
  • Perry R. Sanders Center for Ministry Excellence Building (3)
  • Preschool Building (T)
  • President and Faculty Guest Apartments (C-East Side)
  • President's Home (A)
  • Providence House (Hamm & Henry Halls, NOT Williams Hall) (Across street from HSC)
  • River City Cafe (Cafeteria) (5)
  • Sellers Building (4)
  • VIP Apartments (13-Middle Apartments)
  • WBSN Building (2nd Floor)

*Each number or letter corresponds to a building on the campus map. To view the Campus Map, click here.

Acceptable Use

All users are expected to use NOBTS’ wireless access in a legal and responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which it is provided.

While using this wireless access, users should not violate federal, State of Louisiana, or local laws, including:

  • The transmission or receiving of pornography or harmful material. Access to or display of obscene language and sexually explicit graphics.
  • Fraud – Users are prohibited from misrepresenting themselves as another user; attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords, or data belonging to others; seeking unauthorized access to any computer system, or damaging or altering software components of any network or database
  • Downloading copyrighted material. U.S. copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principles of "fair use". Users may not copy or distribute electronic materials without the explicit permission of the copyright holder

By using this wireless access network at NOBTS, the user acknowledges that he/she is subject to, and agrees to abide by all laws, and all rules and regulations of the State of Louisiana, and the federal government that is applicable to Internet use.

Terms and Conditions of Use

  • You will need a notebook/laptop computer or other device equipped with a wireless adapter that supports the WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac standards.
  • NOBTS assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment; Users must keep their equipment with them at all times and may only use electrical outlets in public areas.
  • Printing access is not available via the wireless connection. If users need to print, they should save their work to a portable storage device (e.g. USB flash drive) or wait to print a document on a home printer. An alternative to printing is to email files to one's email account.
  • NOBTS along with the Information Technology Center is not responsible for providing technical assistance. NOBTS assumes no responsibility for laptop configuration, security, or changes to data files resulting from connection to NOBTS’ Public Network and cannot guarantee that a user’s hardware will be compatible with the NOBTS wireless connection
  • If a user has problems accessing the Internet over these connections, ITC staff will not assist in making changes to the user's network settings or perform any troubleshooting on the user's own computer. Users should refer to their owner's manuals or other support services offered by their device manufacturer.
  • NOBTS has tried to ensure wireless access is available throughout it’s the buildings listed above. However, users may encounter occasional "dead spots" where wireless reception may be limited or too many users are attempting to access from a particular access point. If you have trouble accessing the Internet or staying online, please move to a different location in one of the buildings where access is available.