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Off-Campus Connections

If you are connecting your home computer to UWG's network from off-campus, the first thing you will need to have is an Internet Service Provider. This is a company which provides you with a subscription type connection to the Internet.

If you are not sure where to start looking for an internet service provider, start with companies you know. Many phone companies and cable services offer internet services or are affiliated with internet service providers.

Once you have found providers for your area, you may need to decide on the type of service you want. Many areas are now capable of dial up services, DSL, cable and even satellite connections. The comparison information below illustrates the largest differences.

Dial-up Connection


DSL Connection


Cable Connection

AOL & COMPUSERVE Users May Have To Take Extra Steps to ensure problem-free WebCT and BanWeb access. AOL & Compuserve's browsers are customized to meet their own ISP needs and may not work well with these applications.