Wired and/or Wi-Fi (Wireless) networking should be available in all the on-campus residence halls, offices and classrooms. In order to access the network with your computer or other device, you will need to have the network card(s) registered and configured to communicate with our Networking DHCP server. This server will grant you access to the network via the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Network cards fall into two categories: wired or wireless. A wired network card requires an RJ-45 Ethernet cable, which looks very similar, but larger, than a phone cable and plugs directly into a data jack typically labeled D-## (telephone ports are usually labeled T-## or V-##). To use Wi-Fi you must be within a UNC Wi-Fi Zone.
All CCI laptops come with both a Wi-Fi and wired network adapter built into the computer.
Instructions for getting connected will depend on the type of Operating System installed on your computer or the type of device (e.g. Xbox 360, Printer, iPhone, etc.) you are using. Our documentation will walk you through the configuration steps, all of which are required for you to get connected:
Step 1: Register your network card’s adapter (MAC address) for DHCP.
Step 2: Configure your wired network card to communicate with our campus DHCP server.
Step 3: For wireless cards, determine what operating system or wireless management software you are using, update or install anti-virus software and find a wireless zone.
Step 4: Configure your Wi-Fi network card to access our secured Wi-Fi network.
Finally, once you are connected to the Internet, make sure that you continue using the latest version of Antivirus or Malware protection and that your operating system is up-to-date with all Operating System patches/updates.
To get started, select your computer’s operating system or device type below:
- Apple iPhone & iTouch
- Microsoft Xbox 360
- Nintendo Wii
- Sony PlayStation 3
- Misc. Devices: PDAs, Printers, etc.
If you are connecting with a Wi-Fi card and have already registered and configured it for DHCP, see the document Connecting to the UNC Network – Wi-Fi (Wireless) Setup.
If you need assistance with these instructions, contact us via one of the Other ITS Help Options.