I. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
- Cat5 network cable long enough to reach Computer and will have an
RJ45 Plug on both ends (see pictures below).
Here is a brief description of the RJ45 connector. The Rj45 connector looks a lot like the standard
telephone connector which is called an RJ11. The RJ45 is larger than the RJ11 because the RJ45
has room for 8 conductors where the RJ11 has room for only conductors. See the photos of the
two connectors below. The RJ11 is on the left and the RJ45 is on the right.
RJ11 and RJ45
A Network Card
II. Required Software
Current Microsoft Updates (i.e. Windows XP SP2 and newer updates or current updates for your operating system)
These updates will be installed once connected to the internet by Computing Services.
Current Anti-Virus Software (i.e. Norton Anti-Virus, McAfee, AVG etc.)
- You will not be allowed on the network without current anti-virus software.
- If you do not have Anti-Virus Software, contact the help desk 359-3948 ext. 214 for possible solutions.
III. To schedule an appointment
Call Computing Services Help Desk at Extension 1214 to schedule at time to setup your internet connection.
You must be present while the technician is in your room.