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To connect any device to the Physics network, you must first register it using the directions below, and agree to abide by our network security policy.
If you are a short-term visitor to Physics & Astronomy, please see our Network access for guests page. If you are based here from some other department, please check with your own IT group whether they have networking support set up with us.
To register a computer for use on the Physics network, follow these steps:
The network jacks in Tate Lab are separate from phone jacks. By default most network jacks are active for use.
Phone and network jacks in Physics/Nanotechnology (PAN) are shared. Each wall-plate generally has 3 jacks in offices, or 4 jacks in labs. We always leave the first jack in a wallplate for phone service, although which wallplate is actually used for this will vary between rooms.
We are using the following default rule to wire data jacks in PAN:
You can use the network tools to list your currently registered network devices, change or remove them, or add additional ones.
If you need a fixed address, you should still register it using the online tool. You might need a static address for a server or other devices such as network printers.
In the registration tool, check the box to request a static address. We will register the hostname and assign an IP address for you. You should still configure your computer to use DHCP; our network will provide the assigned fixed address.
If you have special networking needs, Contact Us.