This page is dedicated towards creating an understanding in the network available to Missouri Academy students, the AcadaNetwork. In every dorm room is one ethernet port to connect to the network. More than one person can connect to this port with the use of a router, automatically provided by the Academy. It is fairly straight-forward on how to connect it, so long as you have an intuitive mind. In order to fully utilize the network, follow the directions strictly.
I don't know what the situation will be with the network printer. I'll get back upon my return to the AcadaBox.
There are two ways of accessing your Northwest email account. The easiest way is to use the Outlook Web Access, but can be slightly bland. A better, but slightly difficult, way to access your email is through Microsoft Outlook. Outlook is a program that requests the contents of a mailbox and then produces a list of items in it. It comes preinstalled on all NW laptops, but is a bit pricey if you want it legally on your personal computer. Follow these instruction on how to configure your Outlook account.
- Install Outlook on your PC
- Open "Control Panel"
- Open "Mail"
- Select "E-mail Accounts..."
- Under the "E-mail" tab, select "New..."
- Select "Manually configure server settings or additional server types", and click "Next"
- Select "Microsoft Exchange" and click "Next"
- In the "Microsoft Exchange server" textbox, type "mail1.nwmissouri.edu". For User Name, type in s######@nwmissouri, corresponding your specific s-number.
Note: if you are configuring this off campus, or you would like access to your email offcampus, continue from the instructions provided by Off-Campus Email.
- Click on "Check Name". A prompt asking for you username and password might appear; give if your username in the format of firstname.lastname@example.org, and your NW password.
- If all is well, the "Check Name" operation should give you your name in this format: Lastname,Firstname Middleinitial. If not, try canceling and starting over. You might need a reboot also.
- Click "Next"
- Congratulations! It should work! Try opening Outlook and seeing if it did.
Every network has the ability to share files, where one computer accesses another computers hard drive and accesses their files. People can only access your files if you set up your computer, and several folders, as "Shared Folders". You don't need to do this to access the files on other people's computers, but it's common courtesy to give when you take. Note: you cannot share files over the network if you only have a NW computer. Personal computers are the only ones that can do this. Instructions will come later.