At IUB or IUPUI, in Mac OS X, how can I manually configure my computer to connect to the network?

In Mac OS X 10.5 and later, before configuring your Indiana University Bloomington or IUPUI network settings, find out whether you are using DHCP or have a static IP address. If you are in campus housing, you are using DHCP. If you are faculty or staff and are unsure, contact your department's IT Pro.

Note:
To learn the name of your department's IT Pro, consult your supervisor or your departmental website. If you still cannot identify your IT Pro, call the UITS Support Center at 812-855-6789 (Bloomington) or 317-274-4357 (Indianapolis).

Configuring your network settings if you are using DHCP

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.... In System Preferences, from the View menu, select Network.
  2. In the list of network ports on the left, click Ethernet.
  3. Next to "Configure:" or "Configure IPv4:", select Using DHCP.
  4. Click Apply. You should immediately be able to use your network connection.

Configuring your network settings if you have a static IP address

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.... In System Preferences, from the View menu, select Network.
  2. In the list of network ports on the left, click Ethernet.
  3. Next to "Configure:" or "Configure IPv4:", select Manually.
  4. In the "IP Address:", "Subnet Mask:", and "Router:" fields, enter the appropriate numbers for your computer. If you don't know what these are, contact your department's IT Pro.
  5. In the "Domain Name Servers:" or "DNS Servers" field, at IUB, enter: 129.79.1.1, 129.79.5.100, 129.79.8.50.

    At IUPUI, enter: 134.68.1.9, 134.68.1.2.

  6. Optionally, under "Search Domains", at IUB, enter indiana.edu, iu.edu, iub.edu, uits.indiana.edu.

    At IUPUI, enter iupui.edu, iu.edu, uits.indiana.edu.

    If you wish, you may enter additional search domains. For example, if you are in the Biology department, you can enter bio.indiana.edu. Other common search domains at IUB are cs.indiana.edu, lib.indiana.edu, and chem.indiana.edu.

  7. Click Apply. You should immediately be able to use your network connection.

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Last modified on 2017-07-18 11:15:27.

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