Technology and Communications

Q - Will my tv work with your cable channels?

A - ETSU Cable TV has recently been upgraded to a fully digital system. Use of a digital TV or a converter box is required to take full advantage of the channel lineup.

If you have a digital TV, you will need to auto program your TV to ensure you are viewing all available channels.

If you have an older analog TV, your TV will only receive the 9 Analog channels listed below unless you purchase a digital-to-analog converter box.

Campus Televideo recommended digital converter box for analog TVs.

Information regarding the auto programming and converter boxes can be found on the Campus Televideo FAQ.


Q - Are the rooms wired for high speed Internet?

A - All student rooms are equipped with two high speed internet ports so both students can connect to the network with an Ethernet cable.

Q - Are the residence halls wireless?

A - Centennial Hall, Governors Hall, L. Clement Hall and Buccaneer Ridge Phases III, IV, and V are equipped with wireless internet access throughout the building. Carter Hall offers wireless in the lounge. The rest of campus is wireless via an outdoor wireless mesh network, and penetration of this signal into the residence halls varies by location on campus. 

Q - Can I bring a wireless router?

A – In halls that already equipped with wireless (see list above), personal wireless routers interfere with signal transmission and are prohibited.  

You may bring your own router only if your hall is not wireless equipped, but be aware that if your router interferes with the campus wireless network, the Office of Information Technology may require you to remove it.

Q - What do I need to bring to hook up my computer to the ETSU network?

A – You will need to make sure that your computer has an Ethernet adaptor and an Ethernet patch cable.  Most current computers are equipped with an adaptor and cable is readily available at low cost from any electronics store.