Student General HowTo's

Connecting to ASUwifi

Are you having issues connecting to the internet? Check out these wikis.

Connecting to ASUwifi - SafeConnect

If you are still having issues your computer may not have an up-to-date antivirus or you operating system may not be up to date. Try the below wikis.

Anti-Virus Programs

Windows Updates

ASU Cloud Storage

ASU offers two ways you can store your files on the web. This will allow you to access your files from any lab computer on campus and your home computer. for Students and Staff

Student Accounts

Useful Printing Utility

Papercut is a program that will allow you to keep track of your printing budget and even allow you to print from you home computer!

Printing in the Labs


Students also have an e-mail address associated to their account. These links will demonstrate how to set up and use your e-mail:

Email Setup on Mobile Phones

Forwarding ASU Emails to a Different Account

Gmail to External Mail Client

If your e-mail has been compromised be sure to check the following settings:

General -> Signature

General -> Vacation Responder

Accounts and Imports -> Send mail as

Accounts and Imports -> Grant access to your account

Filters and Blocked Addresses -> (should probably be empty)

Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> Forwarding-> (disabled)

Your Student Account and Google

Your student account is also a Google account. This means you have access to all of Google's powerful apps. These apps include, but are not limited to:

You can also connect your account to your smartphone. This will allow you to send and receive e-mails, save contacts, associate apps with your account, and much more!

Do-It-Yourself Computer Maintenance

Even though computers may seem very complicated at times, basic maintenance and small fixes may not be as difficult as you think.

Before attempting repairs it is always recommended that you back up your computer

Backing up a Computer

If your computer seems to be running slower than normal, or if your computer had a blatant problem, you may have a virus! Check out the below wiki for basic virus removal.

Anti-Virus Programs

Sometimes a computer is so infected you cannot do anything! However, you can boot into safe mode. This is a very minimalistic view of Windows that should prevent any viruses from interfering with your removal attempts.

Boot to Safe Mode

Pop-ups can also be hazardous. Much of the time a pop-up will be a malicious fishing attempt or an attempt to download a virus onto your computer. Here is an easy way to prevent pop-ups from occurring.

Blocking Pop-Ups