Connecting your computer to the University's network

These instructions will help you connect your computer to the University's network. It provides instructions for using a wireless connection and using an Ethernet cable.


Using a wireless connection

  1. The easiest way to register your computers' or devices' wireless network adapters is to use the UDel Help network to register each adapter with UD. You must register all of a computer's or device's network adapters (e.g., Ethernet and WiFi) that you plan to use on the Internet.
    Use UDel Help to register for the UDel Secure wireless network.
    If you need them, we also have directions for manually configuring your computer's wireless device.
  2. Follow the instructions for your operating system to protect and clean your computer:

If you'd like to use the same computer to connect to the network with an Ethernet cable, follow the instructions for using an Ethernet cable below.

If you have trouble, visit the network troubleshooting page or Contact the IT Support Center:


Using an Ethernet cable

These instructions will help you connect your computer to the University's network with an Ethernet cable. You must follow these instructions even if you've already set up a wireless connection.

  1. Disable your wireless adapter. Follow the steps below for your operating system:
    • Windows:
      • Click Start.
      • Click Settings
      • Click Control Panel.
      • Double-click the Network and Sharing Center (Vista) icon.
      • Right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then click Disable.
    • Mac OS X:
      • Click the AirPort icon.
      • Click Turn AirPort off.
  2. If you've changed the default settings for your Ethernet adapter, follow the instructions for your operating system:
  3. Connect your computer to an Ethernet jack using a 10Base-T Ethernet cable.
  4. Follow the instructions for your operating system to protect and clean your computer:
  5. Follow the prompts on screen at The Network Page to register your Ethernet adapter on the University's network.

NOTE

You must disable your wireless adapter (step #1) before you connect with an Ethernet cable. Re-enable your wireless adapter only after disconnecting the Ethernet cable.

If you'd like to use the same computer to connect to the network wirelessly, follow the instructions for using a wireless connection.

If you have trouble, visit the network troubleshooting page or Contact the IT Support Center: