Connecting to ResNet - Mac OS X Leopard (Version 10.5)
ResNet, USC's residential network, provides users with network connectivity in residence halls, Leavey Library, and some academic buildings. This document will guide you through the process of getting started with USC's residential network.
To gain access to ResNet, you'll need to configure you network preferences and register your computer on the network.
- From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
- Click the Network icon.
- If settings appear to be grayed out, you will need to authorize yourself as an Administrator. To do so, click the Lock icon at the bottom left of the Network window.
- Type an Administrator username and password. If you are not an Administrator of the machine, you will need to have one unlock Network Preferences for you.
- Once you've successfully unlocked Network Preferences, they will appear in black. You can now continue with the configuration.
- Open the Network window. Select your Ethernet card from the left panel.
- Under the Configure dropdown menu, select Using DHCP.
- Click the Apply Now button in the lower right-hand corner of the Network Preferences window.
- Close the System Preferences window.
You can now plug your computer into a ResNet jack. In most ResNet wired dorms or apartments there is one phone jack and one ResNet jack per resident. Phone jacks are labeled PHONE and ResNet jacks are labeled NET.
Once you open a web browser application (i.e., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari), you should be automatically taken to the Dynamic Host Registration form. Enter your USC username and password and click submit. A success message will appear to notify you that your MAC address/Ethernet address has been registered. You are now ready to use ResNet.