|Ethernet cables are available free of charge from IS&T. You can pick one up in Building E17-106 between 9AM-5PM. You can also get ethernet cables from your dorm's Residential Computing Consultant (RCC).|
You are on campus and you have access to a wired Ethernet connection.
There are a few ways you can configure your computer to connect to MITnet using a wired Ethernet connection:
This is the easiest method and is recommended for most users. See How do I register for DHCP service without an IP address? for instructions. You will be assigned a random IP address each time you connect to MITnet.
|This option is only available for MIT students, faculty or staff with valid Kerberos IDs.|
Step 1. Obtain a static IP address and hostname (see How can I request a static IP Address and host name? for instructions)
Step 2. Connect to MITnet using a static IP address and hostname in one of two ways:
- Option A: Configure/"hardcode" your computer to use a static IP address. See How do I configure my computer to use a static IP address? for instructions.
This option is suitable for users who do not intend to move their computers around the campus. If you leave your home network, you will not be able to connect to MITnet unless you reconfigure your computer.
- Option B: Register for DHCP service with a static IP address. See How do I register for DHCP service with a static IP address? for instructions.
If you choose this option, you will only be able to use your assigned static IP address and hostname within your home network. You will be assigned a random IP address if you leave your home network.