The Brandeis network is awesome. The Brandeis administration has taken no stance on file sharing and has actually made file sharing access easier within the Brandeis network. However, Brandeis has been contacted by the government for its students' excessive illegal dowloading.
The Library and Technology Services (LTS) system is excellent when you need computer or research help. When you first come to Brandeis, LTS will help you set up your computer and your phone, and will even install Norton AntiVirus. Almost everyone has a personal computer here, but while it is very helpful to have your own computer, it is not essential. There are many computers, both Macs and PCs, available at the libraries and in the Shapiro Campus Center. Between classes, people love to stop and check their e-mail, so the computer labs can fill up very quickly then. If you have a laptop and don't want to work in your room, most of the campus is wireless, and authorizing your computer is very easy.