Each room in the K-State Salina residence halls is supplied with 2 data jacks and 2 telephone jacks. Data jacks use a standard RJ-45 (8 contact modular) interface for 10/100 fast ethernet connections. Each jack is limited to two registered devices (eg. personal computer, XBox). Routers, switches, wireless access points, and other networking devices are not allowed. Students also have access to K-State Salina's wireless network from their room.
Equipment / Software Needed
Each resident must supply a Category 5 data cable and have an ethernet jack on their computer or gaming console. Before connecting to the network, residents will need to configure their equipment to use DHCP to automatically obtain an IP address and DNS server. Computers will additionally need to install K-State's antivirus software.
Registration of student computers/gaming consoles is required to gain access to the network. An online registration form is available when using a computer with a web-browser, and will appear automatically for browser-based devices when attempting to connect to the internet from an unregistered jack. Users wanting to register a gaming console (XBox, Playstation) should verify the ethernet (MAC) address of their gaming console and visit the Information Systems office to fill out an "Application for Dorm Network Connection".
Networked computer labs are available in both of the residence halls and are for exclusive use of residents of those halls. Computer labs are located in Harbin Hall room 207 and Residence Hall room 103. Lab computers have internet/network access.