Resnet

Resnet

RESIDENCE HALL INFORMATION
Setting Up Your Own Computer | Phone Services

KING'S COLLEGE RESNET:
  • All resident students are able to connect to the Internet via the college network from their residence hall rooms. (The college is not licensed to redistribute software.)
  • If you have a PC with TCP/IP protocol (built in with Windows 95 or 98); 10 Base-t Ethernet connection and a patch cable (10 Base-t) you should be able to plug into the network using the (BLACK) phone jack in your room.
  • You can set up your own computer on the network.
  • NOTE: Students who use computers not owned by the college shall adhere to the Computer Resource Policy located in the student handbook and on the policies web page.

**For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) on the RESNET please see the student faq page.


SETTING UP YOUR OWN COMPUTER FOR RESNET:

CHECKING FOR TCP/IP IN WINDOWS 2000

Step 1: Open the Network Properties dialogue box by right clicking on the Network Neighborhood icon (on the desktop) and selecting Properties.

Dial up Connection icon looks like this:

Alternate Method:
If there isn't a Network Neighborhood icon on your desktop, you can access the Network Properties by clicking on Start. Under the Settings tab, click on Control Panel. Then, double click on the Network icon to display the Network and Dial-Up Connections.

Step 2: The dialogue box resembles the following picture: First highlight the Local Area Network icon. Then go to the File menu and click Properties.

Step 3: Now Check to see if Internet Protocol is there. If the two items that are circled in red are available, your TCP/IP has been installed by default.

**IF Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is not found please call the Resnet Help Line at extension - 5953

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CHECKING FOR TCP/IP IN WINDOWS NT

Step 1: Open the Network Properties dialogue box by going to the Start menu and selecting settings then go to the Control Panel, and select the Network Properties by clicking it.

Dial up Connection icon looks like this:

Alternate Method:
If there isn't a Network Neighborhood icon on your desktop, you can access the Network Properties by clicking on Start. Under the Settings tab, click on Control Panel. Then, double click on the Network icon to display the Network and Dial-Up Connections.

Step 2: The dialogue box you now see should resemble the following:

Yours may differ slightly. The important things to see is if there is a TCP/IP icon. If the icon is there you should be able to get on the Ethernet. If it isn't then it may because you have been previously connected to another Ethernet.

If you do not see the TCP/IP Protocol please call the Resnet Help Line at extension - 5953

Step 3: If you are unable to connect to the Internet, look at DNS by highlighting TCP/IP and clicking Properties. Make sure there is no Host Name. Then go to WINS and make sure there is no primary Wins server and secondary.

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INSTALLING TCP/IP IN MAC OSX

1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

2. In System Preferences, from the Internet and Network section, select Network.

3. If you are using WiFi, look for "AirPort" in the list of network interfaces on the left side of the Network Preferences window. If you are using Ethernet, look for "Ethernet" in the list. Once you have chosen your interface, skip to step 5. If your desired interface is missing, follow step 4 to activate it.

4. Near the bottom left of the Network Preferences window, click + (the plus sign). In the sheet that drops down, next to "Interface," select either AirPort or Ethernet. Enter either "AirPort" or "Ethernet" respectively as the service name. Click Create.

5. Click the AirPort or Ethernet listing in the list of ports. If it says "Inactive", click the gear icon below the port list and select Make Service Active.

6. On the right side of the Network preferences window, there will be a "Status" indicator. If it says "Off", click Turn AirPort On.

7. Click Advanced, and then click the TCP/IP tab. From the menu next to "Configure IPv4," make sure that Using DHCP is selected. Click OK.

8. Click Apply to save this configuration.

INSTALLING TCP/IP IN WINDOWS VISTA

1. Open your Control Panel by clicking on and then select Control Panel.

2. In the Control Panel select Network and Sharing Center.

3. In the upper left of the Network and Sharing Center, select Manage Network Connections.


4. Right Click on the Local Area Connections Icon and select Properties. Please Note that this is the default name given and could be different from yours. If you are using a WiFi connection, the Network Connection will likely be named something similar to Wireless Network Connection or Wireless LAN. Select that one instead.

5. This will open the Network Properties Sheet. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and Double-click it or highlight it and select the Properties Button:

6. Make sure the following settings and set for the TCP/IP Properties. Check that the Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically is set:

7. Click OK to save the settings.

INSTALLING TCP/IP IN WINDOWS VISTA

1. Open your Control Panel by clicking on and then select Control Panel.

2. In the Control Panel select Network and Sharing Center.

3. In the upper right of the Network and Sharing Center, select Change Adapter Setting.

4. Right Click on the Local Area Network Icon and select Properties. Please Note that this is the default name given and could be different from yours. If you are using a WiFi connection, the Network Connection will likely be named something similar to Wireless Network Connection or Wireless LAN. Select that one instead.

5. This will open the Network Properties Sheet. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and Double-click it or highlight it and select the Properties Button:

6. Make sure the following settings and set for the TCP/IP Properties. Check that the Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically is set:

7. Click OK to save the settings.


STUDENT PHONE SERVICES:

Effective Aug 2010 there will not be active phone jacks or dial-tone service in individual residence hall rooms. There will be emergency phones located on most residence hall floors in common areas for student use. 911 and local calls will work on these emergency phones.

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