On campus, we have both Wireless (our wireless network) and network access areas. To use Wireless, you will need a wireless card and your CSU ID number and CampusPass. Please go here for more info on Wireless set-up and connections. (Information about the Mobile Campus laptop loaner program)
To use the network access areas, you will need a network driver, your
CSU ID number and CampusPass, and the appropriate plug-ins. These plugins allow
you to bring in a laptop computer and attach to the campus Ethernet for high
speed network access. To use this service, you must do some configuration on
your computer. Please select one of the links below to learn more.
You need either an Ethernet/Network card or a wireless card. For Wireless, please go to the Wireless pages.
(Please read first) To use the Laptop Access, you must have the following equipment available:
You should have the drivers for your Ethernet card properly installed. This includes all Plug-and-Play/PCMCIA network devices. Your network card will come with all of the instructions necessary to do this.
Once your card is properly installed, click on the Start Menu, then Click on Settings, and then on Control Panels. Click on Network.
The Network Control Panel will open. Look to see if TCP/IP is on the list of installed Network components. If it is, skip to the next paragraph. If not, read on.
To install the TCP/IP protocol, put your Windows CD-ROM into the drive, and then click on the Add button from the Network Control Panel. Click on Protocol and then click on TCP/IP. You have now added the TCP/IP protocol.
Once the TCP/IP protocol is added, click on it once and then click on Properties. Under the IP address tap, click on "Obtain address from a server". Click OK and restart your machine. You are now ready to use a Laptop Access port.
You should have Open Transport on your system as well as having your network card installed. Most Mac laptops come with Networking built in. To configure for the Laptop Access port, do the following: