IT Checklist for Working Remote
What technology components do I take to work remotely?
What do I do when I get home?
What do I do if I need help?
*Computer, desktop or laptop
- Power cable (Power strip if necessary)
- Docking station if taking a laptop
- USB Dongle if wireless
- USB Dongle if wireless (often it is one dongle for both keyboard and mouse)
- If your monitors are on monitor arms, you’ll need to locate some monitor stands.
- Monitor cables
- Power cables, one for each monitor
- DO NOT take your network cable
- DO NOT take your actual desk phone.
- ** If you are taking a desktop home and need wifi connection, request a USB WiFi dongle by emailing the Service Desk. Most desktops are not configured with WiFi access cards. Connecting to WiFi will be much easier than trying to connect to home internet with an ethernet cord.
Use masking tape or some other way to identify what cords are plugged in where. Take a picture before you disassemble your workstation to help guide you when reassembling.
Because people will be located across the Gallatin Valley, physical support at your home will not be possible for IT to handle.
- Visit the UIT remote work resource guide on our web page, montana.edu/uit/itanywhere. This will be updated frequently with information and news that may help you with the transition to remote work.
- Once you find a suitable place for your workstation, place all your items on a desk or work area, as necessary.
- Try to keep cables out of high traffic areas where they could inadvertently get kicked or pulled and become disconnected.
- Use your photo, or taped indicators to decide where to plug everything back in.
- Configure your Wi-Fi connection
- USB Wi-Fi dongles for desktops (they are not required for laptops) will be available after March 25th . If you take your desktop home before that, you will have to return to campus to pick up a Wi-Fi dongle. We will send communications out about this as it gets updated.
- If you do not have high speed internet, you are likely to see a delayed response compared to what you are accustomed to while on campus. What may have taken 5-10 seconds on campus, may now take 30-60 seconds depending on your connection. Be sure to check in with your internet provider to see if there is anything that they can do to help.
- IT will not be able to support or troubleshoot home internet. Please contact your internet provider if you need assistance.
- Visit the UIT remote work resource guide on our web page, montana.edu/uit/itanywhere This will be updated frequently with information and news that may help you with the transition to remote work.
- Please keep in mind that the IT Service Desk will be extremely busy will do their best to assist as soon as they can. Check with your departmental IT or enlist the help of a colleague.