In IUB and IUPUI campus housing, may I connect multiple computers to the campus network?
In Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI campus housing, there is generally one data jack per resident. If you need to connect more than one computer to a single data jack, you will need to provide your own hub. The hub and its configuration must not violate any UITS policies, including IT-19, Policy on Extending the University Data Network.
You will also need to register the additional computers with the DHCP server. Run Get Connected; see At IU, what is Get Connected, and how do I use it? Alternatively, see At IU, how do I register my computer or other networked device?
Technology Center Consulting (TCC) staff are unable to provide either a switch or cables to connect your multiple computers. You can obtain these items from a local computer store. Technology Center Consultants will help you configure the hub if necessary.
The IU Secure wireless network is available in all IU Bloomington and IUPUI dormitory residence halls, as well as Campus View, Hillcrest Apartments, and Tulip Tree. If IU Secure is not yet available in your campus residence, 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). 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. For details, see At IUB, if my campus residence does not yet have IU Secure wireless network access, how do I configure a wireless access point?
Last modified on July 16, 2012.