In IUB or IUPUI campus housing, how do I connect to the network?
On this page:
- Network ID
- Wireless connections
- Wired (Ethernet) connections
- Getting help
- 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.
Connect your device to the IU Secure wireless network, if it is available.
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) connections
Before you can make a wired connection
Equipment you need
- Your device 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
RJ45 Ethernet port
- You will also need a network cable:
- IUPUI: In Ball Residence Hall, the Campus Apartments on the Riverwalk, and the Tower, use a commercial Ethernet cable.
- IU Bloomington: In Briscoe, Collins, Union Street
Center, 3rd & Union, Spruce 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.
If you are having problems connecting your computer, contact the Support Center. If necessary, Support Center staff will forward information about the problem to TCC consultants, who can do the following, as needed:
- Install appropriate vendor-supplied Ethernet card drivers compatible with your supported operating system. You must have your Ethernet card already installed before the consultant arrives.
- At IUPUI, install the Printer Finder utility.
- Check the data jack to make sure it's working.
- If only one of the two room data jacks is working, temporarily
provide an Ethernet hub for the second computer, until the other jack
can be activated.
TCC consultants will not do the following:
- Install hardware or assist you with installing your own hardware. This includes scanners, printers, CD or DVD drives and burners, sound cards, graphics cards, or any peripherals.
- Provide a hub to connect multiple computers within your on-campus residence. They will help you configure a hub you supply, but it must meet IU's IT policies. For more, see In IUB and IUPUI campus housing, may I connect multiple computers to the campus network?
- Install/upgrade operating systems, or install/upgrade any
applications, including the Microsoft Office Suite. For this type of
assistance, the IUB UITS Support Center provides a fee-based carry-in
service. For more, see IUB Carry-in Consulting services and pricing and Recommended Windows operating systems at IU.
The only exception is that consultants will provide in-room service to assist you in installing communications software (e.g., SSH Secure Shell, MacSFTP), web browsers, security software, and service packs insofar as this facilitates your connection to the IU network.
- 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; see either 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 2015-08-19.
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