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  • 1. Revised 7/10/01

2. Table of Contents1. Before You Get Started ...................................................................1Required Equipment for IBM compatible PCs ..........................................1Required Equipment for Macintosh PCs ..................................................22. Program Responsibilities ................................................................3University Residences .........................................................................3Verizon Network Services.....................................................................4Purdue University Computing Center (PUCC) ..........................................4Network Subscriber ............................................................................4A few DOs and DONTs .......................................................................53. Installation Guidelines for IBM compatible Personal Computers .....6Hardware Installation ..........................................................................6Software Installation ...........................................................................8Windows 9x.....................................................................................8Windows 2000................................................................................12Troubleshooting ...............................................................................16A few typical problems and their resolutions.......................................164. Installation Guidelines for Macintosh Personal Computers ............17Hardware Installation ........................................................................17Software Installation .........................................................................18Troubleshooting ...............................................................................205. ResNet 1-Meg Modem (on-campus xDSL)......................................20Modem Indicator Lights......................................................................226. Verizon ADSL modem (off-campus)...............................................22ADSL Modem Indicator Lights..............................................................247. Multiple Connections.....................................................................24Mini Hubs.........................................................................................25The Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL Router................................................288. Using Your ResNet Connection .....................................................32Regulations and Policies ....................................................................32Networking Software .........................................................................32A few Web Sites ...............................................................................329. Getting Help .................................................................................33Revised 7/10/01 3. Purdue University ResNet Guide1. Before You Get StartedWith a ResNet (Residence Network Services) subscription, students living inPurdue University Residences may connect their personal computers to anyauthorized campus computing resource using industry standard 10base-TEthernet interfaces. Also, students, faculty, and staff living off campus mayhave the same type of access via dial-up or Verizon ADSL service. This guideprovides information that will help subscribers using Ethernet or DSL establishand use their connections.Set-up procedures for off-campus dial-upconnections can be found in the ResNet Off-Campus Dial-up Guide availablein MATH 231.As a subscriber to ResNet, it is your responsibility to provide your own"network ready" personal computer. You will probably need to purchase anetwork adapter (also known as a network interface card or NIC) in order tomake your computer network ready. The adapter must be compatible withyour computer and have an RJ-45, 10base-T Ethernet network connector. Youwill also need to provide an industry standard category 5 (CAT 5), twisted-pairjumper cable long enough to reach the ResNet outlet on the wall of your roomor your ADSL modem. Students living on campus may purchase jumpercables from the main office of your residence.Required Equipment for IBM compatible PCsUnfortunately, many older models of PCs are not adequate for use as networkclients. Therefore, the following requirements are offered as the minimum forwhich you may expect reasonable performance from your machine as well asthe minimum configuration for which we can offer support.System Component Minimum DesirableProcessor PentiumPentium II or laterRAM32 Mb128 Mb or moreHard Disk Capacity4 GB 10 GB or moreOperating System Windows 95Windows 98 or laterWhen you purchase a NIC, we recommend that you keep your receipt andpackaging so that the card can be returned in the event that it proves to beincompatible with your machine. If you install your NIC prior to arriving atPurdue, please keep the driver diskette(s) with your machine. You will needthe diskette(s) if you experience problems and need to re-install the driver.Also, in order to install the driver for your NIC, you must have your WindowsCDROM with you at the time of installation. All driver installations requireRevised 7/10/01 Page 1 4. Purdue University ResNet Guideaccess to the same ".cab" files that the operating system was installed from(which are located on the Windows CDROM). There are several differentversions of the Windows CDROM and attempting to use someone elsesCDROM for this purpose may corrupt your system files.Although we do not require anyone to purchase a specific adapter, theComputing Center does not have experience with or documentation for everynetwork adapter that you could possibly purchase. Therefore, we suggest thatyou purchase one of the adapters listed below if you are not comfortable withyour own ability to troubleshoot problems that may arise with your equipment.Should you encounter a problem, the Computing Center staff will attempt tohelp you, but the functionality of your equipment is ultimately your ownresponsibility.3COM Etherlink 10/100 PCIFor desktop system with PCI bus(3C905B-TX-NM)3COM Megahertz 10/100For laptop with PCMCIA slot(3CXFE575CT)Linksys Etherfast 10/100 LAN CardFor desktop system with PCI bus(LNE100TX)Linksys Etherfast 10/100 PC Card For laptop with PCMCIA slot(PCMPC100)NETGEAR Fast Ethernet PCI adapterFor desktop system with PCI bus(FA310TX)SMC EZ Card 10/100 For desktop system with PCI bus(SMC1211TX)Most of these cards are for use in desktop systems that have PCI bus slotsavailable. Cards for use in ISA slots are still generally available, but they nowtend to be more expensive than the PCI versions and they are typically harderto configure.Required Equipment for Macintosh PCsUnfortunately, many older models of Macs are not adequate for use asnetwork clients. Therefore, the following requirements are offered as theminimum for which you may expect reasonable performance from yourmachine. We are only able to offer limited support for Macintosh machines.Revised 7/10/01 Page 2 5. Purdue University ResNet Guide System MinimumDesirable ComponentProcessor68040Power PC or laterRAM16 Mb 32 Mb or moreHard Disk Capacity200 Mb1 GB or moreOperating SystemSystem 7.5.3System 7.5.3 or laterDue to the improved network features of "Open Transport", it is recommendedthat anyone using a MacOS earlier than System 7.5.3 upgrade to 7.5.3 orlater.You will have to refer to your systems documentation to determine what typeof network adapter you will need to make your machine compatible with the10base-T network connection provided by ResNet. If needed, we recommendthat you purchase a Farallon adapter such as:PN502aAAUI to UTP transceiver for many systems withonboard EthernetPN592a-TP NIC for LC familyPN590a-TP NIC for MAC II familyIf you do not know which type of adapter to purchase for your specificmachine, Farallon has an excellent Ethernet product selector on their web siteat http://www.farallon.com/products/selector/. Please make certain that theproduct you purchase is the correct type for your model of computer.2. Program ResponsibilitiesThe success of the on-campus ResNet service is dependent upon thecombined efforts of the University Residence staff, the Purdue UniversityComputing Center (PUCC), and the network subscriber. The success of theoff-campus ResNet service is dependent upon the combined efforts of VerizonNetwork Services, PUCC, and the network subscriber. By understanding theresponsibilities of each of these entities you will be in a better position to seekhelp should you encounter problems.University ResidencesRevised 7/10/01 Page 3 6. Purdue University ResNet GuideThe managers and their staffs administer the on-campus ResNet service.They process the ResNet subscription requests, submit and track all ordersfor installation and removal of service, and handle billing/refund issues. If youhave questions regarding the subscription process, contact the main office ofyour residence.Verizon Network ServicesVerizon provides the ADSL transport portion of the ResNet service for off-campus high-speed network access. Verizon handles all billing and servicerelated issues for this portion of the service. Contact information for Verizon issent to each subscriber, along with his/her IP address information, via e-mailfrom ResNet, when they sign up for off-campus ADSL service.Purdue University Computing Center (PUCC)The Computing Centers Purdue Data Network division (PDN) is responsible formaintaining the overall functionality of the network at Purdue. Upon receivingrequests from the residence hall staffs, PDN staff members perform theactivation/deactivation of the network connections to student rooms. PDN alsoprovides technical assistance to subscribers (both on and off campus) thatexperience difficulties with establishing their network connection. TheComputing Center does NOT provide repair services or general softwareconsulting for non-university owned computers.PUCC staff members never visit off-campus residences for the purpose ofservicing ResNet related issues. On campus, PDN oversees the activities ofthe Resident Computing Consultants (RCC) and dispatches a technician ornetwork engineer in the event that an RCC is unable to resolve a problem.Network SubscriberAs a subscriber to ResNet services, you are entitled to the full benefits offeredby the program. However, you are responsible for determining whether yourequipment and software are suitable for use with the ResNet services and formaintaining their functionality. It is your responsibility to obtain and install thenetwork adapter as well as necessary software needed to make your PCnetwork ready. You will need to perform all setup of your equipment andsoftware. It is also up to you to report any problems that you have with yourResNet service.You must use the IP address that was assigned to you. If you have been aResNet subscriber previously, do not attempt to use your previous IPaddress! Never try to use any other address for your machine. Use of anRevised 7/10/01Page 4 7. Purdue University ResNet Guideaddress that was not registered for your machine may interfere with someoneelses use of the network and/or render your ResNet connectionnonfunctional. Deliberate attempts to use an address different from that,which was assigned to you, are violations of PUCC policy that will not betolerated and will be referred to the Dean of Students Office for appropriateaction.Once your ResNet connection is established, the entire World Wide Web is atyour fingertips via the Internet. Your ResNet connection does, indeed, provideyou worldwide communications for e-mail and information retrieval. Thisfreedom to roam the world from your keyboard comes with equivalentresponsibilities. It is your responsibility, as a member of the Purduecommunity, to abide by all rules and regulations associated with the use ofPurdue University facilities. These include state and federal laws as well asPurdue University regulations and policies specified in the bulletin entitledUniversity Regulations, which is available in the Dean of Students Office.You should consult the Dean of Students Office if you have any questionsabout the interpretation of a university regulation or policy. Also, read thePUCC document ZZ-POLICY for a description of PUCC policies. This documentis available in paper form in the PUCC Information Center (MATH 231) orelectronic form, via the World Wide Web, from the Computing Centers website: http://www.purdue.edu/PUCC/. Violations of these rules and regulationswill be dealt with by the proper authorities.ResNet access to the Internet is a shared resource. PUCC may limit theamount of bandwidth that any one user may consume in order to fairlyallocate resources among all ResNet users.A few DOs and DONTsHere are a few DOs and DONTs to help you understand what constitutesacceptable and unacceptable activity as a ResNet subscriber. This is not anexhaustive list, these are only a few examples. Read the policy documents,described above, for detailed information. DO use common sense and good judgment while communicating withothers on the network. DO abide by all local, state, and federal laws as well as Purdue Universityregulations and policies. Violators DO get caught! DO enjoy your connectivity without infringing on others rights to the sameenjoyment. Sending threatening e-mail, excessive amounts of e-mail("mail bombing" or "SPAM"), or other attacks designed to deprive others oftheir rights to use the network without interference are not permitted.Revised 7/10/01Page 5 8. Purdue University ResNet Guide DONT try to start an on-line business. Use of ResNet to promote anycommercial or non-Purdue sanctioned activity by e-mail, web site, or anyother means is not permitted. If you absolutely must become an Internetentrepreneur, find an appropriate commercial site to host your activities. DONT distribute copyrighted material. Copyrighted material should neverbe distributed without the permission of the copyright owner. Postingmaterial in any publicly accessible location is considered "intent todistribute". It is illegal to post or make available any program, image,audio or video files containing copyrighted material without the permissionof the copyright owner. This includes, but is not limited to, copies ofcommercial software tools, games, and MP3 files. DONT distribute pornography or other illegal materials. Posting materialin any publicly accessible location is considered "intent to distribute". Anyitems that you choose to distribute must conform to all local, state, andfederal laws as well as Purdue University regulations and policies. DONT download or use pirated software, games, or other illegally postedmaterials. Be aware that these illegal downloads often contain viruses orother "trojan horse" software that may give a complete stranger control ofyour computer or acce...

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