Networking Best Practices
Description: This is a collection of documents which provide information about networking best practices at UNC-CH.
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Is ‘guest’ wireless network access available on campus?
Description: Is ‘guest’ wireless network access available on campus? Guest network access is specifically for visitors bringing their own device with 802.11 wireless (Wi-Fi) capability to connect from campus to the Internet. Guest access is granted short-term for individuals or groups with legitimate business or academic needs and are sponsored by a University department. The UNC-Guest […]
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Data Network Infrastructure Policy
Description: Data Network Policy Data Network Standard Wireless Standard On May 2, 2017 new Policy and Standards superseded this Policy.  This page was updated to direct to the new documents.
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What is DHCP?
Description: What is DHCP? The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is an Internet protocol for automating the configuration of computers that use TCP/IP. DHCP can be used to automatically assign IP addresses, to deliver TCP/IP stack configuration parameters such as the subnet mask and default router, and to provide other configuration information such as the addresses […]
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How do I get a data port activated?
Description: Data port activations for all locations other than the School of Medicine are done via the Remedy System. Please be sure to include both the building and the data jack location in your request. Remedy tickets can be created online by submitting an Online Help Request.
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Public Network Information Tool (NIT) (Onyen Restricted)
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System Port Reference
Description: Each computer system has 2-16 back doors (or ports) that other computer systems and programs can access. These port numbers are divided into three ranges: the Well Known Ports, the Registered Ports, and the Private Ports. The Well Known Ports are those from 0 through 1023, and are the ports that other computers will most […]
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What are the wireless IP subnet ranges used on campus? (Onyen Restricted)
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Ethernet Networking with Dual-homed Systems: Do I know you?
Description: Whenever you set up a system with more than one Ethernet connection, make sure the traffic is going where you think it's going, or else it could be going everywhere!
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DHCP Server Registration
Description: Occasionally, we have seen the appearance of “bogus/rogue” DHCP servers on the campus network, which have often been the result of someone bringing up a Windows server inappropriately configured. The impact of these is usually limited to the particular departmental VLAN that the server is in and can result in connectivity disruptions within that department. […]
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