BrownBlogs is an online publishing platform that allows members of the Brown Community (individuals as well as official University groups, departments, and organizations) to quickly and easily communicate on the web through text, images, audio, and video. Brown Blogs runs on the
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Brown University's Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows access to programs and services exclusive to users on the Brown on-campus network from off campus. A VPN connection provides a Brown IP (Internet Protocol) address at a remote location, providing the benefits of being on the Brown network.
Guests to Brown's campus can connect to the Brown-Guest wireless network without any prior account creation by Brown staff. However, if you are hosting a conference or other event, we recommend creating Guest accounts to provide your visitors more bandwidth and services.
Brown-Secure is the recommended wireless network for anyone with a Brown username and password. It is recommended over Brown_EZ as it provides for a better user experience and a higher level of security and protection of your data.
Brown_EZ is an open, unencrypted network intended for occasional, brief web browsing or for connection of devices which are not compatible with Brown-Secure. Brown_EZ requires a Brown username and password to connect.
CIS Software Services negotiates and manages software licenses for the most commonly used applications at Brown. The software distribution download page provides an extensive list of available software which is available to members of the Brown community at no cost.
The CIS Help Desk offers assistance with the removal and clean up of infected computers after the steps in the online documentation have been attempted and do not address the problem.
Enterprise Application Services (EAS) provides a wide variety of services and support associated with enterprise software systems. These services include:
Brown Telecom provides an automated “operator” for off-hours and to supplement the campus operators when necessary. Please dial 401-863-6001 and “speak” the name of the party you would like to reach. Your call will be connected to on-campus numbers only.
Brown University Campus Department Directory provides listings of pertinent information for departments.