| Obtaining SJSUOne Account |
| Financial Aid for Laptop Purchase
The Computer Engineering department voted to join
the wireless laptop project beginning Fall 2004. This means that
officially each new (frosh or transfer) student is expected to have a
laptop with wireless capability. Starting Fall 2005 all students are
expected to have access to a wireless laptop for class work.
Not every course will require a wireless laptop ?
but some will. It is recommended that you not run right out to buy a
laptop if you don't already have one; rather wait to see what sort of
deals you will be able to get. Consult
with your instructors about the necessity of a laptop if you are in
There are companies working with the school to
provide special pricing on laptops and perhaps even offering laptops
with a "Computer Engineering/Computer Science" image loaded
onto the system when you get it from the company. This means that you
will have the non-proprietary software you would need to use in several
CMPE classes preloaded on the system.
If you do not choose such a pre-loaded
configuration you will need to be ready to set the system you buy up
with dual boot capability (if it is a PC) or install Virtual PC (if it s
a Mac) and obtain the various packages as you need them.
If you have questions, please contact the
department office (TEL: 408-924-4151).
Detailed hardware/software requirements for the laptop: http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/cmpe/wireless/requirements.htm
Information regarding financing: http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/cmpe/wireless/aid.htm
Information regarding laptop rentals: http://as.sjsu.edu/ascsc/lrp.jsp
Information regarding SJSUOne account: http://www.sjsu.edu/wireless/connecting/