In IUB or IUPUI campus housing, how do I get connected to the network?
To connect to the Indiana University network in IUB or IUPUI campus housing, you will need the following:
- An IU Network ID
- A connection-ready computer: one with wireless capability, or with an Ethernet card and a network cable
You will also need to run Get Connected at https://dhcp.iu.edu/. If you cannot run Get Connected, you will need to have the Support Center manually register your computer or device.
- Network ID
- Connection-ready computer
- Get Connected
- Further information
You need an IU Network ID before you can connect to the IU network. If you are a student, you will receive your Network ID when you create your first computing accounts, or during orientation. If you are a visiting scholar or faculty member, make arrangements with your sponsoring department for a Network ID. See How do I get my first computing accounts at IU?
Ethernet connections are available throughout IUB and IUPUI campus housing, and wireless connections through IU Secure are available in most campus housing; see Wireless locations on campus. Choose a connection based on your computer's capability and your convenience.
Note: Non-FCC compliant devices are not allowed on the IU network; see At IU, what devices are permitted on the network?
Your computer will need wireless capability to connect to the IU wireless network; almost all computers manufactured over the last several years are wireless ready.
Connect your computer to the IU Secure wireless network, if it is available. See Wireless networking in IUB and IUPUI campus housing
If IU Secure is not available, and you want to configure your own wireless access point, see At IUB, if my campus residence does not yet have IU Secure wireless network access, how do I configure a wireless access point?
Wired (Ethernet) connection
Your computer will need a 10BASE-T or faster Ethernet adapter or card to connect to the IU network. Your laptop or desktop likely has an Ethernet card installed; an 8-pin Ethernet port will look similar to the following:
RJ45 Ethernet port
You will also need a network cable:
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?
If you have never connected to the Internet on campus, run Get Connected to register your computer for full access. To run Get Connected, you need to be running one of the following operating systems:
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista with Service Pack 2
- Windows XP with Service Pack 3
- Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Computers running earlier versions of Mac OS or Mac OS X, Linux computers, and game consoles must be manually registered; contact your campus Support Center. You cannot register earlier versions of Windows on the IU network in campus housing.
To run Get Connected:
- Either make a wireless connection to IU Secure, or plug your
computer's network cable into the data jack in your room.
- Open a web browser, and go to https://dhcp.iu.edu/ if you aren't
directed there automatically.
- If you are a student, you will be redirected to Get Connected.
If you are a faculty or staff member, you can choose to run Get Connected to secure your computer for Internet access (recommended) or continue to use the Internet without running Get Connected.
Get Connected will register your computer automatically. If you do not run Get Connected, you will have to register it yourself; see At IU, how do I register my computer or other networked device?
Note: Before moving into your campus residence, you can run Get Connected in off-campus mode; getting connected to the IU network will be faster once you move in.
For more, see At IU, what is Get Connected, and how do I use it?
- At IUB, once you are connected to the network,
you can print from your campus housing residence to your
Residential Technology Center's (RTC's) network
printer. For instructions, see In IUB campus housing, using Windows, how do I connect to my RTC's network printer? or In IUB campus housing, using Mac OS X, how do I connect to my RTC's network printer?
- Use a surge protector to protect your computer, printer, peripherals, and other electronic equipment from power surges.
Last modified on October 29, 2012.