Technology Resources

Laptop Loaner Program

Laptop computers are available for checkout to any Engineering student in good standing currently enrolled in a College of Engineering course.

Important Account Information

The following are services that an EIC account offers you.

NOVELL Netstorage

This service allow the user to have secure access to their network drives in the FIU Engineering Center. Secure-Encrytped Connection

Your Network Account

Your Netware account brings new privileges and responsibilities. With your Netware network account you will be able to use the college computer labs. In addition, your will be able to safely store your data in a Netware server in designated space where only you have access to it (H-drive or home drive).

Your EIC Netware account does not need to be renewed every semester; however, your account may be cancel if it has been inactive for more than six months. You are responsible for having backup your data out of your Netware account if your account has been inactive for six months.

Students from other disciplines taking Engineering classes may request a network account per semester basis.

To logoff: Once you are done accessing your network account, do not forget to logoff; otherwise, other individuals may delete or alter your documents, or use your account to perform illegal actions that will be attributed to you.

How do I change my password

You can change your password at any point during your Windows session.To change your password press “Crtl-Alt-Del” and a window titled “Novell Security” will come up. Click on the “Change Password..” button. Enter your old password, press “Tab” to jump to the next field, type in your new password, press “Tab” and confirm your new password. Be careful to use a password that you will remember.

Data Space allocation

Disk space to save “academic related data” in their H-drive that can be accessed in any computer lab in the engineering building by logging in with the given EIC Netware account or remotely.

Undergraduate’s students are given 500 Mb of disk space to save “academic related data” in their H-drive that can be accessed in any computer lab in the engineering building by logging in with the given EIC Netware account or remotely. (You only have access to your files, not the applications that run in the computer labs.

Graduates students are given 1 Gig of space. Both undergraduates and graduates can request an increase of disk space if necessary.

Printing Privileges

Each Netware account allows you easy access to our printing system and comes with some free credits for printing. You may purchase more credits if needed.

Accessing Your Data from Home (Remote Access)

Your data folder ( H drive as well as other shared drives) may be accessed remotely

Publishing Your Own Website from your Account

Create a folder called “public_html” in the H drive. Put your HTML code in this folder and access it through the web by typing http://web.eng.fiu.edu/~username. Be aware that the first page of your web site that will be displayed is the one named “index.html” or “Index.htm”.

Reporting Equipment Problems

Please speak to the Lab Staff member on duty to report any equipment problems. You are also welcome to e-mail the lab manager Mr. Alberto Oria at Alberto.Oria@fiu.edu or the Director, Mr. Bormey at Hernan.Bormey@fiu.edu.
A software documentation library is provided at EIC facility. However, all the software is installed with their full documentation (on-line help).

UTS computer lab located on EAS-2940 is available for any student.
The same software packages installed on our labs are installed on EAS-2940

Photocopy machine and scanners are available on our facility.

A Laser color printer is available to the students for a fee of $ 1 / page.