University Technology

 

Pre-connection checklist;

  • Computer with 100BaseT Networking & Ethernet
  • Cat5 Ethernet cable with RJ45 Connectors (standard cable)

If there are two or more computers in the room, you will also need to purchase;

    • a switch
    • additional Ethernet cables

Process

  1. Locate the network jack in your room. The black port is the phone jack. The red port is the network jack.
  2. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the wall 'Ethernet port' & the other into your computer.
  3. If you have two or more computers;
    • Directly connect the switch to the Ethernet wall port with one Ethernet cable. 
    • Then, connect each computer to the hub/switch with additional Ethernet cables.

Connecting One Computer

Connecting One Computer.

Ethernet hub

Connecting Two (or more) Computers

Residence hall rooms have only a single Ethernet wall port.

If there are two or more computers in the room, you will need to purchase;

  • a switch

The hub/switch can be directly connected to the Ethernet wall port with one Ethernet cable. Then, connect each computer to the hub/switch with additional Ethernet cables.

 

Multi computer Ethernet connection diagram