Connecting to the Internet at IU
On this page:
- On-campus connections:
- Off-campus connections:
Ethernet in campus housing (IUB and IUPUI)
To connect to the Internet via Ethernet (a cabled connection) in campus housing, you need an IU Network ID, and your computer needs an Ethernet card (also called a network interface card, or NIC) and an Ethernet cable. The Get Connected utility will help you configure your Windows computer for connecting to the IU network. For details, see In IUB or IUPUI campus housing, how do I get connected to the network?
IUPUI: In Ball Residence Hall and the Campus
Apartments on the Riverwalk, you may use a commercial
Indiana University Bloomington: In Briscoe, Union
Street Center, 3rd & Union, and Tulip Tree apartments, you will
need to provide your own standard Cat 5 or Cat 66 Ethernet
straight-through patch cord. In all other non-Greek campus housing,
you will find an IU proprietary Ethernet crossover cable attached to
the wall data jack.
If your IUB Greek housing requires a proprietary IU Ethernet cable, see At IUB or IUPUI, where can I purchase an Ethernet cable?
Ethernet in campus offices
To set up a computer in your office on campus, contact your department's local support provider (LSP). The data jack needs to be activated and an IP address assigned.
Note: To learn the name of your department's LSP, call the UITS Support Center at 812-855-6789 (Bloomington) or 317-274-4357 (Indianapolis).
Wireless on campus
If your computer has a wireless network card, you can make a wireless connection to the IU network at most locations on IU campuses; see About wireless connections.
For visitors to IU
If you are not affiliated with IU but are visiting campus, you can use AT&T wireless. See How can IU visitors connect to AT&T wireless free of charge?
Note: Indiana University and Purdue University allow researchers and visitors wireless access to their own networks from each campus. For details, see Wireless access at Indiana University and Purdue University.
DSL, cable modem, or dial-up connections (outside ISPs)
For help setting up DSL, cable modem, or dial-up modem service, contact an Internet service provider (ISP) in your area; see Finding an Internet service provider (ISP). Your ISP will give you instructions to configure your computer. You may then wish to use a VPN connection to access certain resources; see Using IU's SSL VPN service for off-campus connections.
Dial-up connections (IUB and IUPUI)
For details about making a dial-up connection at IUB or IUPUI, see About the IUB and IUPUI modem pools.
Last modified on January 24, 2013.