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Tutorial: How-to connect a Mac OS X computer to a wired port

Macintosh OS X Connect your Ethernet cable to your computer and the ethernet port on the wall. Turn your computer on. Select Apple >> System Preferences. In System Preferences, select Network. Confirm that, at the top of the screen, Location is set to Automatic and Show is set to Built-In Ethernet. Under the TCP/IP tab, Configure should be set to “Using DHCP”. Close the Network preferences window (click on the red button in the upper left hand corner of the window). Save the changes. Reboot your computer. Open your int

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FAQ: Can I bring a switch, hub, router or wireless access point to provide myself with extra Internet ports?

No!  Every residence hall room on campus is equipped with one wired port for every user.  Hubs can be checked out on a user-to-user basis through the ITS Help Desk.  Since wireless access is now available campus wide, the ITS Help

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