Whartonize Guide: Windows OS Laptops & Computers

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PC: AirPennNet Wireless Setup

To setup AirPennNet on your Windows machine please follow the instructions provided below for the version of Windows you have. You will need your Pennkey username and password and will also need to be on campus, within range of the "AirPennNet-Help" and "AirPennNet" networks.

AirPennNet (Windows 8 & 10)

Windows will automatically see AirPennNet as a choice in your wireless options. When prompted for login credentials, use your Pennkey username and password. After entering your Pennkey credentials please click "Connect" on the next prompt.

AirPennNet Wizard (Windows 7)

  1. Launch your web browser.
  2. Connect to AirPennNet using AirPennNet-Help and launch the XpressConnect wizard (Except Windows 8/10, Mac 10.11 -- see below) AirPennNet Wizard
  3. Follow the Student steps in the Wizard, accepting the defaults

 

More About AirPennNet

Click here if you want more information about AirPennNet vs. AirPennNet-Guest, supported devices, and coverage.

For more about AirPennNet for PCs, visit AirPennNet Wireless Setup.

 

 

 

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PC: Install Free Antivirus and Spyware Protection

Virus Protection

Wharton Computing offers virus protection software to current Wharton students free of charge. While we recommend these products, you are free to use any antivirus that you update regularly.

Spyware and Malware

Malware programs are generally intended to access your computer's system without your consent, while spyware programs attempt to monitor which sites you visit on the Internet. They may also attempt to steal passwords and credit card information. Frequently running malware and spyware removal tools can help prevent this. Two free, quality programs are:

Click here if you want more information about how to protect your devices from viruses.

For more about antivirus and spyware protection for PCs, visit Install Free Antivirus and Spyware Protection.

 

 

 

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PC: Configuring Your Google@Wharton Email

Logging In

If you have a personal Gmail account, you can use the same starting point to log into your Wharton Gmail. Or, you can go to: http://gmail.wharton.upenn.edu

Gmail

Managing Contacts

Configuring Outlook

Wharton Computing does not recommend configuring other email clients such as Outlook for use with Google@wharton accounts. Google Mail is optimized for use with web browsers, specifically Chrome. However, if you would like to use Outlook, here are the links to setting it up.

For more about Gmail and getting started with Google@Wharton visit Overview and Getting Started with Google@Wharton.

 

 

 

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PC: Subscribing to Course Feeds in Gmail

 

If you already subscribed to course and event feeds in Gmail in the previous step when setting up your mobile device, you can skip this step.

For Courses

  1. Login to SPIKE and click on the Courses tab.
  2. Copy the Course Calendar subscription URL in the gray box. Calendar Subscription URL
  3. Open another tab and log into Gmail with your Wharton account and click on the calendars icon.
  4. Click the arrow next to Other Calendars on the left-hand side of your screen and choose Add by URL. Gmail Calendar Subscriptions
  5. Paste in the URL that you copied from the Course Calendar Subscription URL and click Add Calendar.

For more about Subscribing to Courses, visit Adding Courses to Your Calendar.

 

 

 

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PC: Subscribing to Event Feeds in Gmail

 

If you already subscribed to course and event feeds in Gmail in the previous step when setting up your mobile device, you can skip this step.

For Events

  1. Login to SPIKE and click on the Calendar tab.
  2. Click on Calendar Feeds and then choose Event Feeds.
  3. Select whatever events you would like to subscribe to. For example, if you want to know about all MBA events select the MBA tag, or if you want to know about career management only, then select career management. You can subscribe to multiple feeds by following these directions for each events tag. SPIKE Events
  4. Choose Subscribe to Events Calendar and then copy the URL that is in the gray box. SPIKE Events URL
  5. Open another tab and log into Gmail with your Wharton account and click on the calendars icon.
  6. Click the arrow next to Other Calendars on the left-hand side of your screen and choose Add by URL. Gmail Calendar Subscriptions
  7. Paste in the URL that you copied from the Course Calendar Subscription URL and click Add Calendar.

For more about Subscribing to Events, visit Adding SPIKE Events to Your Calendar.

 

 

 

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PC: Laptop Printing

These laptop configuration steps are supported by most recent Windows versions. (Windows RT is not supported.)

Step 1: Download and Install the Print Queue Applications

  1. Click on this link to save the Print Queue application to your laptop:
    Wharton Student Print Queue Application
    (Don't follow the attached ReadMe file; instead, follow the directions below to install)
  2. Doubleclick on the downloaded file to launch it.
  3. Accept the warning that appears saying that the file is from an Unknown Publisher.
  4. Choose Install to begin the Print queue Installation and follow the prompts to complete it.

Note for Windows 7 / Windows 8 Users: You may only see one printer in Devices and Printers after installing the new drivers. You should still see both print queues when you try to print a document.

Step 2: Send A Document to the Print Queue

  1. Send a document to the Print queue by choosing File and Print.
  2. Choose the type of document you want to print:
    • For Black and White documents: Choose Wharton Student Black_White
    • For Color documents, choose Wharton Student Color
  3. Click Print.
  4. A popup window will appear asking for your username or Logon ID: enter your Pennkey.
Pharos Updater: If the Pharos updater window pops up, let it run.

Step 3: Print to A Wharton Printer

  1. Go to the printer you would like to print from. For a list of locations, see Overview -- Wharton's Network Printers. Note: Black& White documents can be released from any color printer.
  2. Click the "Print Release" button on the printer touch screen.
  3. Swipe your Penn card. Note: After swiping your card, it may take a few seconds for the printer to display the print queue.
  4. Select the document you want to print and click the Print button If there are multiple jobs in the print queue that you would like to print, click the Print All button.
  5. From the "Select A Document" screen, you can view your print account balance. To view details about your print account, click the Account button.

For more about printing from a PC, visit Laptop Printing for PC.

 

 

 

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PC: Virtual Lab Setup

Wharton provides 24/7 remote access to virtual computers equipped with the same software as Wharton's public computers. This service provides an alternative for students who aren't able to come to campus. Access the Virtual Lab from any computer running Mac OS, Windows, and Ubuntu, and many mobile devices. Use this service to:

  • Access specific departmental applications such as JMP and Matlab.
  • Printing, for users who run into problems printing from their laptop or mobile device.
 

NOTE: VMware only supports screen resolutions up to 2560 X 1440. Some PC users may have to change their screen resolution.

Installing the Virtual Lab Software

  1. Download and run the installer for your computer (Windows Users should choose the version without Local Mode):
    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_horizon_view_clients/3_0
  2. Accept the default settings up until Default View Connect Server. (If asked to choose Network Protocol, select IPv4.)
  3. In the Default View Connect Server box, type https://vlab.wharton.upenn.edu
  4. Click Finish

Running the Virtual Lab Software

  1. Launch the VMware View software.
  2. Doubleclick the Virtual Lab option (https://vlab.wharton.upenn.edu)
  3. Log in with your PennKey username and password
  4. Doublecheck that the Domain is set to UPENN

    virtual lab login
  5. Doubleclick the Virtual Lab option (https://vlab.wharton.upenn.edu) again.

Directions for installation on mobile devices: Virtual Lab on Mobile Devices

For complete instructions on how to run the Virtual Lab, please see Virtual Lab for Laptops.

For more about virtual lab for PCs, visit Virtual Lab for Laptops.

 

 

 

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Wireless Connection in GSR

The Solstice software allows your device to connect to the GSR screen using wifi (AirPennnet, or your Phone's data plan)

Getting Started

  1. Log into the PC.
    Forum Level GSRs:Press the touch panel. The monitor will turn on, and the installed PC will display automatically.
  2. Once you are logged in, open the folder Solstice Wireless Display to launch the program. Solstice will open full screen.

Laptop Installation

  1. Download the software from www.mersive.com/get-solstice. Use the links for Version 2.x. Install the software. If you are prompted about your firewall, allow this software to be installed.
  2. From the Start Menu, navigate to the Solstice Wireless Display folder to open Solstice on your laptop.
  3. First time users: Click the gear icon in the window,


    then choose Settings, and in the Solstice Directory Service Address box, enter the name: solstice.wharton.upenn.edu .

  4. In the Solstice window you'll see a list of rooms which currently have someone using Solstice. Select the room you are in.

  5. When you are prompted for a Screen Key, type the 4-digit code at the lower left of the monitor. and press Enter.

  6. You are now connected to the monitor in the room.
  7. Two buttons will now appear in the window on your laptop, Leave (which disconnects you from the monitor, and Share.
    • Share my whole desktop sends your entire desktop to the monitor.
    • Share an app window allows you to select one open window at a time from your desktop. You can select this option again to share multiple windows.
    • Share a media file allows you to upload a picture, video, or audio file for playback on the monitor.

For more about wireless connections in GSRs, visit Wireless Connections in GSRs.

 

 

 

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