WIRED Program @ Lehigh
For today's college student a personal computer is an indispensable tool and a key to success in coursework. The WIRED Program at Lehigh provides technical support, troubleshooting, and consulting services to students and their personal computers. From simple wireless setup and assistance with Lehigh online services, to virus removal and software installation, to troubleshooting hardware problems and everything in between, WIRED is the first place for students to find help.
WIRED Program Services
The WIRED Program Team serves as a technology consultant for Lehigh students. The team consists of a full-time staff person and 30 student WIRED Consultants who are trained to assist with a variety technology-related problems. The WIRED Program staffs a service area known as the WIRED Desk where students can drop off their computers to have problems worked on.
Tasks we can assist with include:
- Making recommendations on new computer purchases
- Network connection problems (wired and wireless)
- Virus/malware removal
- Data backup and recovery from failing hard drives
- Hardware troubleshooting
- Troubleshooting operating system issues (Windows and Mac)
All new students should visit the WIRED website at www.lehigh.edu/wired to learn about what computer and technology services are available. New students should pay particular attention to the following documents on the site:
A short introduction to the services available to students and the computing devices they bring.
Detailed information about the minimum hardware/software requirements for computers as well as which brands/models Lehigh recommends for purchase. Lehigh recommended brands and models are eligible for on-campus hardware repair service (in-warranty and out-of-warranty). For those students looking to purchase a new computer there are links to vendor pages with discounted pricing.
Whether you already have a computer or are purchasing a new one it is important to prepare it for use at Lehigh in order to keep it secure and running smoothly. This document lists 9 best practices, that if followed will greatly reduce your chance of experiencing a catastrophic problem while at Lehigh.