Frequently Asked Questions

How can I access the DBU Wireless Internet?

Free wireless internet access is available to members of the DBU community at all of our campus locations. The first time the wireless network is accessed using an unregistered device the user will be redirected to a registration page. A WebAdvisor username and password will be used to complete the registration.

For devices that do not have a web browser (Apple TV, Roku, Smart TV, etc.), please complete a Device Registration Form.

Once a device is registered for use on DBU’s wireless network the device will remain registered until it is inactive for a total of six months. After six months of inactivity the device will automatically be removed from the DBU network and will need to be registered again.

What types of devices can be used on the DBU Wi-Fi?

Many different devices can be used on the DBU Campus Wi-Fi. Some of these devices are listed below. If there are any questions about a particular device, please feel free to give us a call at 214-333-5500.

  • Laptops
  • Mobile Phones
  • Apple TV
  • Roku (1st and 2nd Generation)
  • Amazon FireStick
  • Google Chromecast
  • Smart TVs
  • Smart Blu-Ray Players
  • Gaming Devices (Xbox, PlayStation, etc.)

Note: Wireless printers cannot be connected to the DBU Campus Wi-Fi.

How do I set up my DBU Student accounts?

In order to set up DBU accounts, run through Account Access Setup in the DBU WebAdvisor.

After running through this process, use the provided username and chosen password to log in to DBU WebAdvisor, Blackboard, and Email accounts. These credentials will be used to log in to the computer labs on campus and to connect to the DBU Campus Wi-Fi.

For help with Account Access Setup, please click here.

What are the password requirements for Account Access Setup?

Passwords must be exactly 8 characters long and must contain at least two numbers. Capital letters are not required, but are suggested.

For help with Account Access Setup, please click here.

Why do I need a DBU email account? How can I set it up?

All current DBU students are required to have a DBU email account. All official University correspondence will be sent to this account.

Students will need to have gone through the Account Access Setup process in order to log in to their DBU Student Email. Once the account has been set up, please proceed here to log in.

How do I register for classes online?

Class registration can be completed online through DBU's WebAdvisor for students. Note, the student must be approved for online registration by their academic advisor each semester before they can register for courses online. For a short video on completing the online registration process, click here.

How can I purchase software and hardware at discounted rates?

The DBU campus community can obtain discounts on major software and hardware purchases by visiting A valid DBU email address will be needed to verify a relationship with the University.

Is campus housing wireless or wired for Internet?

All campus housing has Wi-Fi coverage for the students’ convenience. There are no wired Ethernet connections available in DBU housing.

Where can I print my documents if I am in a hurry for class?

The Computer Lab, located on the second floor of the Collins Learning Center, has a printing station available for printing documents while on the run.

Can I utilize the wireless printing feature on my printer?

No, the wireless printing feature for any printer must be turned off at all times. If assistance is needed with turning off the wireless printing feature, please call the computer lab at (214)333-5500.

Can I bring my own cable TV box from home to use with my television set?

No, a personal cable TV box cannot be used on campus. All DBU residence halls, apartments, and town homes are already equipped with cable television.

I think my computer has a virus, what can I do?

According to DBU's Internet Policy, all computing devices used on the DBU network must be equipped with Anti-Virus software. Anti-Virus software prevents, detects, and removes computer viruses, and other security threats. If assistance is needed to install Anti-Virus software or to remove a virus, please visit us at the IT Help Desk on the second floor of the Collins Learning Center.

Use the links below to get Anti-Virus software for free.
PC Users: MalwareBytes
MAC Users: Sophos

Mandatory Software For Personal Computers

Any personal computer using the DBU Internet must have Anti-Virus (such as Norton, McAfee, Microsoft Security Essentials, AVG) and Spyware software (such as Malwarebytes, SpyBot, Ad Aware) installed on the system. Additionally, please ensure that each software package is configured to automatically update its data patterns. If they are not configured to update automatically, you must manually update these data pattern files weekly. Each package needs to also be configured to run a full scan of your computer on a regular basis (once a week). Again, some packages have a scheduling service built-in and others require you to manually start the scan. It is your responsibility to keep your computer clean from Viruses and Malware. These threats can not only affect your computer but also attack other student computers on the network.

If you do not have, or are not sure you have, a current Anti-Virus and Spyware removal package installed and configured to update regularly, please feel free to download and use the software packages listed below. You will have to update and start full scans manually on your computer. If you have any questions about your current setup or how to load the software packages below, please feel free to contact our Help Desk at 214.333.5500.

Free Anti-Virus software:
PC Users:Microsoft Security Essentials
MAC Users: Sophos

Free Spyware removal software:
PC Users:Malwarebytes
MAC Users:Sophos


Copyright Information

Dallas Baptist University prohibits all users of DBU network resources from violating applicable copyright laws and encourages the use of freely available resources as an alternative to copyright infringement.

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information regarding U.S. Copyright Law, please visit Copyright Clearance Center


Avoiding Copyright Infringement

Avoid Peer to Peer File Sharing

The safest way to avoid copyright infringement trouble is to avoid using peer-to-peer and other file sharing software altogether.

Use Legal Alternatives

There are plenty of legal alternatives — and plenty of options: including pay-per-song, subscription, and streaming — many are free. Also to note, free doesn't always mean illegal, and not all paid services are legal. It's your job to make sure.

Disable outbound sharing

If you still intend to use peer-to-peer or other file sharing software, ensure that it's not configured to automatically share the files on your computer. If configured improperly, malware (viruses), spyware, or identity theft could await you.

Hardware Sharing

Be aware when others use your computer or mobile device. If the machine connected to the network is registered to you, you'll be the one contacted after an incident.

Educate yourself

Learn how peer-to-peer (P2P) software works and how software can be used to pirate music, and then avoid it. This site serves as a great place to start.

Read the Fine Print

Legal sites should have documentation available proving that their service doesn't violate copyright laws.

Get permission to share

Confirm that the distributor of a file you are interested in downloading has permission from the copyright holder to distribute it. Assume you don't have permission to download or distribute a file unless you have proof to the contrary.


If all else fails, ask — the software company in question, a lawyer, or contact us. We're not lawyers, but we'll give you our best opinion.


Some content adapted from © 2012


Legal Alternatives to File Sharing

The following list is composed of some of the more popular legal alternatives to file sharing currently available. DBU endorses the use of these solutions only in that they provide legal methods for downloading online content; DBU does not endorse any specific product, site, or service.








The campus maintains computer labs, small and large, across the campus for the benefit of students and faculty. The main computer lab, located on the second floor of the Collins Learning Center, features 81 workstations. Of those, 37 are general-use stations while 44 are spread across two academic computer lab classrooms. When classrooms are not in session, the 44 computers are available to all students. Also available in the Collins Learning Center are 24 Library computing stations, two Writing Center computing stations, and two computers in the third floor lounge.

Smaller computer labs are distributed across the campus so that students have easy access. The Moon International Center maintains a 25-seat computer lab. The Dean Learning Center maintains four laptops for faculty and student training by the Online Education Department, the dormitories have 16 computer stations, and the Mahler Student Center has four computer stations. DBU has two Regional Academic Centers: DBU-North has four computer stations, and at DBU Hurst-Colleyville, students utilize their personal laptops, tablets, or other devices and are given access to DBU's Wi-Fi system. All off-campus extension sites, such as school districts, provide their own technology for DBU student use. An additional four stations are located in the Horner Ballpark Athletics Lab and one in the Ebby Halliday Apartment Life Community Center. This brings the total number of student accessible computers across campus to 167.

Student usage of the labs varies month to month.