How to Connect to the Wired Network in Residential Facilities

Introduction

Access to the wired network is available for students, faculty and staff in residential facilities using a network cable and LAN jack.  All residential rooms have network jacks.  If the jack is not activated, please contact the Technology Support Center at 812-237-2910 to open a ticket for a LAN Jack Activation.  Network cables are available at the residence hall front desk or the Technology Support Center. 

It is important to connect to the wired network whenever possible in our residential facilities, especially when doing critical academic work.  While ISU provides a pervasive indoor wireless environment, wireless networks are still subject to interference, especially in a residential environment.  Examples of devices that can impact the wireless signal in a residence hall include:  cordless phones, microwave ovens, wireless game controllers, Bluetooth devices.  Even non-electronic objects such as furniture can reduce the wireless signal strength.  Students can avoid issues with wireless by connecting to the wired network in our residence halls.

Estimated time to complete

15 Minutes or less

Steps

Automatic Connection

  1. Connect your device via a network cable.
  2. Open a web browser if not automatically done by your device. You will then be redirected to the user authentication pages. 
  3. Follow the steps to enter your credentials for Students, Faculty and Staff. 

Students, Faculty and Staff

  1. Enter your university username and password.
  2. Click Start to register your device so you will not have to login again.
  3. Enter a name for your device you can later recognize when you access the My Devices portal.
  • You can register up to 10 Devices which will be held for up to 90 days since the last time it was on the network.
  • If you have exceeded the number of devices for your account you will be required to remove a pre-existing device from your list.

Conclusion

After following these steps your device will be connected to the wired network at ISU. This is not a secure connection to the internet and does not encrypt your data. Students, Faculty and Staff: If your device is unable to use a web browser to login and register you may use the instructions to register your device through the MYDEVICES portal.

Additional Help

If you are a student, take your computer to the Technology Support Center located in Stalker Hall room 009 or contact the Technology Support Center at 812-237-2910. All others, please contact the Technology Support Center.

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Article ID: 45924
Created
Mon 1/8/18 1:48 PM
Modified
Tue 8/3/21 10:42 AM