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Connecting to the BU Campus Network

Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) students, faculty, staff, residents, and other users who have a BU login name and Kerberos password can access licensed online resources from home or other off-campus locations through a new authentication service called EZproxy. These resources include electronic journals, textbooks, electronic indexes, and other Web-based tools. Users no longer need the VPN or Proxy Server to access our resources.

Wireless Access to the BU Campus Network
Wireless Access to the BU Campus Network

Wireless Internet connections are available in the Alumni Medical Library and throughout the campus on the 802.1x Network. Connecting to the BUMC Wireless Network (802.1x) requires a BU login name and Kerberos password or PPP account. To set up a BU login name and Kerberos password for BMC users, visit

If your BU account was created prior to April 2008, the BUMC Wireless Network requires a one-time authentication of your BU account at (you should be automatically redirected to this page through your browser the first time you log into the Wireless Network).

The instructions for configuring your computer to use the 802.1x Wireless System are below:

For more information on configuring your Wireless access, visit

Wireless Printing

For PC:

  1. Go to Printing
  2. Click on Click here if you know which software package you need to install. Or Packages
  3. For most students, select Library Printing
  4. For Dental Students select Dental Printers and Library Printing
For Mac:
  1. Download and install the HP Printer Drivers
  2. Go to Pharos
  3. Click on Support Center
  4. Click on Macintosh Components on the left column
  5. Download Pharos Popup and Notify Clients for Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.8
  6. Install
  7. Add a printer via System Preferences --> Print & Scan
  8. If the Advanced button is not available
    • Ctrl + click on a blank area
    • Select Customize Toolbar...
    • Drag Advanced to the tool bar area
  9. Click on Advanced
  10. Type: Pharos Print Server
  11. URL: popup://
  12. Name: maclrcprintq
  13. Print Using: Select Printer software
  14. Select HP Laserjet 4250
  15. Select Optional Tray 3: 500-Sheet Input Tray
  16. Select Duplex Unit

If you require further assistance in setting up wireless printing, please visit the Library Computing Help Desk (room L-1109)

Connecting to a Networked Drive from Off-Campus

BUMC Shared Drives and internal websites require that you authenticate from off-campus before use with the Virtual Private Networking (VPN) Client.

For more information about the VPN Client or to download it to your desktop, go to:

For more information about options for connecting to the BU network, contact Jason Yee (617) 638-4279 or at the Library Computing Help Desk; the IT Help Center at (617) 353-HELP (353-4357), or go to