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To configure Windows for wired Res-Net access, first check if an ethernet card is installed:

Tags: mac, network
Service: Wired Network

This page has instructions on how to configure Mac OS for use with the UIC-Net campus wired network. If your Mac is in a campus office or lab and it does not have an assigned IP address, you can use DHCP to set it up. If you don't know whether or not you're supposed to use DHCP, try it. If it works, then you can use it.

Check that an ethernet card is installed:

  1. Click on Start and Control Panel.
  2. Click on System and Maintenance.
  3. Click on Device Manager.
  4. Listed in the Device Manager window you should see Network adapters.
  5. Expand the Network adapters section and locate the installed network adapter(s).

Configure TCP/IP settings for DHCP:

  1. Open the System Preferences application.
  2. Double-click on the Network icon.
  3. The first option to check is Configure.
  4. Pull down that menu, and choose Built-in Ethernet (or your network card if you use a third party NIC).
  5. Select the TCP/IP tab.
  6. The next option will be Configure.
  7. Pull down that menu, and choose Using DHCP.

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