Installing Software From The Network
WSU offers many great programs to students at no additional charge that are not pre-installed on the laptop when it is received. To install these programs you should be on campus and have your network cord connected to ensure that the download goes quickly and smoothly. The applications are installed from the network via "Control Panel" through the "Get Programs" section on a Windows PC, from Software Center on Windows, and from "Applications/Software Additions" on the Mac.
It is preferred that you be ON CAMPUS when you do this. If you absolutely need one of the software programs and you are OFF CAMPUS you will need to login via VPN to connect to the WSU network. We cannot guarantee that the program will load successfully to your laptop from off campus. Some programs can take more than 20 minutes to install.