a 10/100 Mb Ethernet Adapter or Network Interface Card (NIC) (See Below)
or a PCMCIA 10/100 Mb Ethernet Adapter Card for a notebook computer (see below)
What You'll Get:
A type "A" RJ 45 network cable (DO NOT use a phone cable!) (see below)
Note: If you received a cable from us and do not return it, a $10 charge will be assessed. All dorms and married student housing have active network jacks
Install your network card into your computer; follow the instructions that came with the card. You can also contact Network Services for support.
Plug the RJ45 cable into the wall jack and the NIC.
If this is the first time the network card is installed Windows will automatically install the correct drivers for the adapter you have. Have the drivers that came with the card available just in case you need them, if prompted.
Once the network adapter is correctly installed, click on the "start" button and the following screen appears:
Locate "My Network Places" above and right click on it; the following appears:
Click on "Properties" whereby the following appears:
Click on "Advanced" and select "Network Identification"
The following screen appears; enter your Computer description using the table provided below; in this case we used Room 101:
Now click on the "Change" button and enter your Computer name and Workgroup depending upon the your location.
Once you click the OK button you are prompted to restart your computer. Click "No" at this time. You are then returned to the following screen:
Now right click on "Local Area Connection, ..." and once again click on "Properties"
Make sure your Ethernet adapter is displayed in the field "Connect Using" and the 2 connection items are checked as above.
Now click on "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties
Make sure both the "Obtain an IP address automatically" and
"Obtain DNS server address automatically" radio buttons are selected. Just click on the two selections.
Click on the OK button, close all screens and reboot your computer.