Apple iOS 10 Release Caution

Apple released iOS 10 today. Many of those that downloaded the software early experienced installation issues with their iPad and iPhones requiring them to restore to factory settings.

We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability. The problem was quickly resolved and we apologize to those customers. Anyone who was affected should connect to iTunes to complete the update or contact AppleCare for help.

While the issue has been corrected, you should always back up your device before performing any software upgrade, especially to the operating system.

As a reminder, the new iOS is only supported on the following devices.

  • iPod Touch – 6th Generation
  • iPad Mini (2-4), iPad 4th Generation, iPad Air and Air 2, iPad Pro
  • iPhone 5 – 7/7Plus

 

Banner Finance Unavailable 9/14/16

On Wednesday, September 14, beginning at 5:00 p.m. and concluding at 8:00 p.m., Banner Finance (INB Finance and Self Service Finance) will be unavailable for the final round of fiscal year-end roll processing. Normal operations will resume upon completion of these processes. Please remember to sign off and shut down all your Banner Finance sessions before 5:00 p.m. on September 14, 2016.

Banner Finance Unavailable Aug 31, 2016

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, Banner Finance (INB Finance and Self Service Finance) will be unavailable for 3 hours beginning at 5:00 p.m. to run the first round (of two) Fiscal Year-End roll processes. Normal operations will resume upon completion of these processes. Please remember to sign off and shut down all your Banner Finance Sessions before 5:00 p.m. The second round of Fiscal Year-End roll processes will occur Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Trouble Connecting in Residence Hall?

If you are having trouble setting up your network connection in your residence hall, please take a look at our setup guide. This guide will walk you through the process for connecting up to five devices (laptop, gaming console, router, etc.).

If you are still unable to connect your device(s), please make your way to the nearest Support Station with your device. We will have staff standing by ready to assist you. The locations of the Support Stations are:

  • Lone Star Hall Lobby Kitchen Area;
  • Sam Houston Village Lobby;
  • Belvin Hall Lobby;
  • Bearkat Village Clubhouse;
  • Raven Village 2nd Floor Lounge.

map of support station locations

SHSU Now a Speedtest Host

Have you felt that your Internet connection was a bit sluggish when on campus? If so, you can now use the SHSU hosted speedtest.net service. When on campus you are automatically directed to the SHSU host server by default.  This service will run a quick test and report your upload and download speeds back to you.

For comparison here are the fastest service providers in Texas: http://www.speedtest.net/awards/us/texas. In general cable consumers  see around 50 Mbps tops. If you’re getting better than that you are doing better than most.