Computer Recommendations


For best performance on AQnet, we recommend your personal computer meet certain specifications. While these are not requirements, having or exceeding the following specifications will enhance your AQnet experience.

See "What do I need to do to get connected to AQnet?" for more information on configuring your computer on AQnet.

* Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, and Windows 8 are currently supported. Microsoft plans to end support for Windows XP on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

**Please note that antivirus software is required for AQnet use. While Aquinas does not require a specific antivirus package at this time, ITS strongly recommends using the freely available Microsoft Security Essentials. If you are currently paying an annual fee for a security product, you may wish to switch to Microsoft Security Essentials at your next renewal period. 

Laptop PCs:
  • Wireless Card Supporting 802.11n (dual band) or 802.11ac supporting 5 GHz
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X2 Processor or better
  • 2 GB Ram (4 GB Preferred)
  • DVD-RW Drive
  • Minimum 120 GB Hard Drive
  • Microsoft Windows*
  • Microsoft Office
  • Antivirus/Anti-spyware software**
Apple Laptops:
  • Intel-based MacBook or MacBook Pro
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB Preferred)
  • Super Drive
  • Minimum 120 GB Hard Drive
  • Wireless Card Supporting 802.11n 5 GHz
  • OS X 10 (Mavericks)
  • Microsoft Office