Connecting to the Dorm Network

 Objective

Connect to the network while living on campus

 

 Audience

  • Students

 

 Environment  

  • K-State Wired Networks

 

 Procedure

Identify your computer operating system and read any and all instructions before starting the K-State network access process.

Note: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, XP, OS X 10.5 and older systems are not allowed to connect to K-State's network due to their security being outdated.

Ethernet is provided in all of the residence hall rooms and Jardine Apartments.

In the Residence Halls:

  • Use the data (Ethernet) port for your computer.  There is a port on the wall near the closet, next to a phone jack.
     
  • Ford and Haymaker Halls have two data ports. All other halls have one data port.
     
  • Hubs to provide extra ports are available for check out from the ResNet Help Desk in Kramer Dining Center 156C. Please remember that personal routers are strictly prohibited!
     
  • After connecting to Ethernet, your Internet browser should redirect you to network registration. If you are registered, you will have full access to the Internet upon connecting to Ethernet.

In Jardine Apartments:

  • Ethernet is provided in all apartments.
     
  • Traditional Apartments have a cable coming in through the living room window.
     
  • Renovated and new construction buildings have a single Ethernet port below the window in the living room.
     
  • Any other jacks in the apartment are for phones only. The Ethernet port is only in the living room.
     
  • Hubs to provide extra ports are available for check out at any time from the ResNet Help Desk in Kramer Dining Center 156C. Please remember that personal routers are strictly prohibited!
     
  • After connecting the Ethernet to your computer, your Internet browser should auto-direct you to network registration. if you are registered, you should have full access to the Internet upon connecting to Ethernet.

To Connect Multiple Devices using Ethernet:

  • Plug each device you wish to use on Ethernet directly into the wall port in your room or apartment and individually confirm that each device is registered before using a hub. If a device is successfully registered, it will connect to the Internet with no issues. If it is not registered, you will need to register the device before continuing.
     
  • Gaming devices requiring a wired connection will need to be registered through the Ethernet connection in this manner.
     
  • After you have confirmed that each device is registered, you may connect your hub to the Ethernet port in your room or apartment. Plug each device, one at a time, into the hub and double-check that everything is still registered and working as you go.
     
  • Hubs are available for check out at any time from the ResNet Help Desk in Kramer Dining Center 156C.

 

Note: Wireless is provided in all of the residence hall rooms and Jardine Apartments, in addition to other areas on campus. Gaming devices are only allowed on the wired (Ethernet) network. For directions on how to connect to University wireless networks see: Connect to K-State wireless networks.

Details

Article ID: 809
Created
Fri 8/26/22 2:03 PM
Modified
Thu 9/22/22 10:17 AM