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Unformatted text preview: Getting Connected in the Residence Halls Getting Connected in the Residence Halls 2 Check Minimum Specifications PC Microsoft Windows XP or newer Web browser: Internet Explorer 7 or newer, or Firefox Up-to-date antivirus program* Integrated Ethernet or 10/100BaseT Ethernet card Macintosh Macintosh OS X Web browser: Safari, Firefox,or any Web browser Up-to-date antivirus program* Integrated Ethernet or 10/100 BaseT Ethernet card *OIT offers RADS (Rutgers Antivirus Delivery Service) for FREE driven by all new antivirus and anti-spyware technology from Symantec Endpoint Protection. RADS automatically keeps your Symantec Endpoint Protection antivirus software up-to-date. Visit http:// rads.rutgers.edu for more information. RADS 7 is compatible with all Microsoft operating systems.. Macintosh OS X users can use ClamXav. Visit http://mssg.rutgers.edu/documentation/antivirus/ for more information. OIT does not offer antivirus support for Macintosh operating systems OIT supports most Ethernet cards except RealTek and Netgear 311 and 312 . Such cards are not guaranteed to provide consistent connec- tivity on the Residential Network. Network cards may be purchased from Rutgers Computer Repair (http://computerrepair.rutgers.edu). OIT recommends Linksys, 3Com, D-Link, Intel, or Netgear 210, 310, or 410 network cards. Connect your computers Ethernet cable to the data jack. Data jacks are usually black in color and labeled D . Jacks labeled V are typically white in color and are used to connect a telephone. Configure your computer to obtain an IP address automati- cally using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). Windows XP (Default/Category view).......................See page 2 Windows XP (Classic view) and Windows 2000.......See page 3 Windows Vista............................................................See page 4 Windows 7...................................................................See page 5 Macintosh OS X.........................................................See page 6 Setup and Configuration Gaining Internet Access Register your computer for Internet access. Point a web browser to http://resnet.rutgers.edu and follow the instructions located on page 5. Detailed instructions are located on page 5. Configuring Windows XP for DHCP (Category View) 1. Click on the Start button and select Control Panel . In the resulting window, click the Network and Internet Connec- tions icon. 2. Select the Network Connections icon. 3. Double-click the Local Area Connection icon correspond- ing to your network hardware to bring up the Local Area Con- nection Status window. 4. Click the Properties button....
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