In IUB or IUPUI campus housing, how do I connect 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, i.e., one with wireless capability, or with an Ethernet card and a network cable
You will also need to run Get Connected (if you're running Windows 8.x, 7, or Vista) or navigate to https://dhcp.iu.edu/ and follow the prompts (if you're running Mac OS X). If you encounter problems, you'll need to have the Support Center manually register your computer or device.
On this page:
- 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 About creating first computing accounts for admitted students, faculty, staff, and affiliates.
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 may have 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, the Campus Apartments on the Riverwalk, and the Tower, you may use a commercial Ethernet cable.
- Indiana University Bloomington: In Briscoe, Union
Street Center, 3rd & Union, Rose Hall, and Tulip Tree apartments, you will
need to provide your own standard Cat 5 or Cat 6 Ethernet
straight-through patch cord. In all other campus housing, you will
find an IU proprietary Ethernet crossover cable attached to the wall
Campus View uses both standard Ethernet cables and IU wall cables, depending on the room. In the back bedroom, use a standard Ethernet cable; use an IU wall cable in all other rooms.
- Campus View at IUB: For 103H access points, plug
a straight-through cable into the E1 port; see image below. The other
ports are inactive.
Straight-through cables are available at the front desk or from local retailers. If you want to use a wired connection in a room that doesn't have a 103H access point, you will need an IU wall cable.
103H access point
- Hillcrest and Collins Living-Learning Center at
IUB: For AP-93H access points, plug a straight-through cable
into the ENET1 port; see image below. The pass-through port doesn't
AP-93H access point
- University Place at IUPUI: For AP-93H access points, use the ENET1-4 ports; see image above. The pass-through port doesn't work.
Note: Use Get Connected to register computers running Windows 8.x, 7, or Vista with Service Pack 2. Use the IU DHCP page (navigate to https://dhcp.iu.edu/ and follow the on-screen prompts) to register computers running Mac OS X, most Linux computers, smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and gaming consoles. Contact your campus Support Center to register a personal computer running an earlier version of Windows or an Internet-capable television device. Computers running outdated operating systems and other devices that do not meet IU's security standards cannot be registered. For more, see How do I register my computer or networked device on the IU network?
To run Get Connected:
- Log into your computer as an administrator (see About your device's administrator account).
- Either make a wireless connection to IU Secure, or plug your computer's network cable into the data jack in your room.
- Download and install Get Connected for Windows.
- Follow the instructions on the site.
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 How do I register my computer or networked device on the IU network?
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 How do I manually connect my Windows computer or tablet to the printers in the STCs and RTCs? or How do I manually connect my Mac OS X computer to the printers in the IUB STCs and RTCs?
- Use a surge protector to protect your computer, printer, peripherals, and other electronic equipment from power surges.
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Last modified on 2015-02-19.
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