Many people have a computer at home and find it useful to work on that machine rather than coming in to the University to use the labs on campus. If you wish to do this, it is very convenient to be able to log in to the School's computers using a modem and have access from home to your files at University. To do this you need to SSH to the CSE computers. Modem and SSH access are described in the sections below.
In order to be able to work on the assignments which are set in most CSE courses you need to have some specific software -- e.g. a web browser and the java development kit. This software is large (many megabytes) and can take some time to download from its original source. For your convenience we have established a web page with links for downloading most of the software you will need from our computers. Using these links will be the fastest way for you to download this software. The URL for the web page is
This software is also available on the Homecomputing CD-ROM, which can be borrowed from the Help Desk.