Purchase/Repair Personal Computer


Where can I purchase/repair my personal computer

ISS is not involved in the purchase/repair of computer equipment for student’s personal use and do not provide recommendations for any such purchase/repair. ISS do not endorse any particular supplier but provides the following list of suppliers in the local area for your information:

Companies who supply computer equipment:

Companies who repair computer equipment:

Remember your NUI Galway student ID card as some companies will give a student discount.

What should I look for when buying a computer?

To use as your guide, check out the Standard Specifications we recommend to NUI Galway staff members when purchasing computer equipment.

Anti-Virus and Windows Updates

Make sure your anti-virus software is up-to-date and ensure the latest Microsoft security patches are installed via Windows Update and that your firewall is switched on. Students, McAfee Anti-Virus is available to download on-campus only when connected to WiFi.

What is an Ethernet Cable?

Ethernet cable is the standard cable used to connect networks and computers together. The cable is used to transmit data at high speeds over a local area network (LAN). You will need to purchase an Ethernet cable if you are connecting your machine from the Student Residences. Ethernet cables are available to buy online or in computer stores.