ARCHIVED: At IUB or IUPUI, what information will I need to configure my Internet software?

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Depending upon what Internet access software you are installing (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Windows Live Mail) and which platform you use (e.g., Windows, Mac OS X), you may need to configure some of the settings listed below. The generic settings for UITS computer hosts at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) and IUPUI are given; see the notes below for exceptions.

Name (DNS) server
Secondary name server
WINS server
Secondary WINS server
Tertiary WINS server

The mail servers for IUB and IUPUI are:

  Exchange Cyrus Imail Umail
Incoming mail (IMAP) server See Google instructions.
Outgoing mail (SMTP) server See Google instructions.

VPN servers

The Virtual Private Network (VPN) server you should use to make remote VPN connections will vary depending on your operating system. See About the IU VPN.

For off-campus connections to the IU network, use the recommended SSL VPN.

IU Secure is the wireless network for students, faculty, and staff to access on all campuses. IU Secure uses WPA2 Enterprise (Wi-Fi Protected Access) for authentication and encryption.

Your IP address

The IP address of your workstation is four numbers separated by periods (e.g., or If you connect via Ethernet in campus housing, your IP address is assigned dynamically each time you connect. For help determining the IP address of your workstation or router, see Find your computer's IP address If you are a faculty or staff member, you can also contact your department's computing support provider.

For the IP address of your router or gateway, the first three sets of numbers are the same as your workstation's IP address. At IUB, the last number is either 254 or 1. At IUPUI, the last number is either 100 or 101.


Use the above settings to connect to the Internet from campus. If you use a departmental LAN for your mail, some of your settings may vary.

These settings are not correct if you connect to IU computers through an outside Internet service provider (ISP). Contact your ISP for further information. If you connect through an outside ISP, you will not have access to some IU computing resources, including some library databases and outbound (SMTP) mail service. To access restricted services when you are connecting through a non-IU ISP, make a remote VPN connection. For more, see About the IU VPN.

To configure your Internet software, you will also need:

  • Your full name
  • Your email (Internet) address
  • The path (directory locations) of helper applications

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 10:04:27.

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