StFX Student Tech Guide

StFX offers a wide range of tech services that can be accessed from both StFX owned devices (like computer labs) and your own laptops and devices. Below are outlined our recommendations to get the most out of your technology resources while at StFX.


The two most popular options for students are Windows or Mac, ultimately it comes down to personal preference. Some students like the connectivity MacBooks offer with their iPhones/iPads/iPods. While others like the familiarity of a Windows laptop. Both systems easily connect to WiFi, the on-campus printers, classroom technology and more.

Personal Laptop Requirements

We do not recommend Chromebooks to students. While they are usable on our systems, they will not directly connect to the printers and any printing must be done via Web-Based Printing. There are also some classroom based applications that do not run as smoothly on Chromebooks.

Personal Printers

StFX offers printing in multiple buildings across campus. In addition to these printers, some students wish to bring their own to have in their room. Please note that personal printers will not work wirelessly, but will easily work if connect via USB printing cable. These are available at any tech related store and can also be purchased at the Campus Book Store.


All residence rooms are equipped with an Ethernet connection. We recommend bringing and ethernet cable with you to StFX if you anticipate needing it for any devices such as a PC or gaming system. These are available for purchase at stores in the area.

Wireless Devices/Gaming Systems

All gaming systems and streaming devices must be registered to the network by filling out the Wireless device registration form. Once your systems mac address has been registered, you will be able to connect to the network. There is also the option to connect your device via Ethernet.

Unsupported devices include but are not limited to:

  • Wireless printers
  • Routers
  • Some streaming devices that require use of another device for the remote


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Thu 7/25/19 4:09 PM
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