In IUB and IUPUI campus housing, how can TCC help me connect my computer to the campus network?
The IU Secure wireless network is available in most IU Bloomington and IUPUI campus residences. You may operate a properly configured, FCC-approved wireless access point (WAP) as an exception to the IT-19 Extending the University Data Network and IT-20 Wireless Networking policies from the University Information Policy Office (UIPO) only if your residence is listed at Wireless Networking: Temporary Exception 2. Once IU Secure is available in your residence, this exception will no longer apply and you will need to remove your WAP from the network.
In Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI campus housing, UITS Technology Center Consulting (TCC) will assist you as a campus resident in connecting your computer to the campus network via the data jacks in your residence.
If you are having problems connecting your computer, contact the Support Center. If necessary, Support Center staff will forward information about the problem to TCC consultants, who can do the following, as needed:
- Install appropriate vendor-supplied Ethernet card
drivers compatible with your supported operating system.
Note: You must have your Ethernet card already installed before the consultant arrives.
- At IUB, install the Printer Finder
- Check the data jack to make sure it's working.
- If only one of the two room data jacks is working, temporarily
provide an Ethernet hub for the second computer, until the other jack
can be activated.
TCC consultants will not do the following:
- Install hardware or assist you with installing your own hardware.
This includes scanners, printers, CD or DVD drives and burners, sound
cards, graphics cards, or any peripherals.
- Provide a hub to connect multiple computers
within your on-campus residence. They will help you configure a hub
you supply, but it must meet IU's IT policies. For more,
see In IUB and IUPUI campus housing, may I connect multiple computers to the campus network?
- Install/upgrade operating systems, or
install/upgrade any applications, including the Microsoft Office
Suite. For this type of assistance, the UITS Support Center provides a
fee-based carry-in service. For more, see IUB Carry-in Consulting services and pricing.
Note: The only exception is that consultants will provide in-room service to assist you in installing communications software (e.g., SSH Secure Shell, MacSFTP), web browsers, security software, and service packs insofar as this facilitates your connection to the IU network.
Note: TCC supports any operating system UITS supports. For more, see the UITS Software and Hardware page.
Note: Use Get Connected to register Windows 8.x, 7, Vista, and Mac OS X 10.7 and later computers to use the Indiana University network. Computers running earlier versions of Mac OS X or Windows must be manually registered. To register mobile devices or Linux computers, navigate to https://dhcp.iu.edu/ and follow the prompts. To learn about registering game consoles, see What is IU DeviceNet? For help, contact your campus Support Center.
Note: UITS recommends that you use a current version of Windows on computers connected to the Indiana University network; see Recommended Windows operating systems at IU.
Last modified on August 22, 2013.