MSU HEP Conference Attendee Computer Information

This page is at https://hep.pa.msu.edu/wiki/bin/view/Computing/HepConfGuestComputerInfo

Laptops

You are encouraged to bring a laptop with you to MSU. Please be aware that laptop computers have been stolen from offices in our building, so use security precautions.

Connecting to the Network

The campus wired network provides connections using DHCP, however, unregistered computers will not be able to contact off-campus computers. Must of the BPS building's public areas are covered by the MSUnet Wireless network (http://www.wireless.msu.edu/). Many other areas are covered by ad-hoc access points.

Connecting to MSUnet Wireless Guest Network

This is the simplest connection method for use in the Atrium and adjacent classrooms. (You may also find this network in 3rd floor offices, but the signal is weak and performance is likely unacceptable.)

To connect to MSUnet Wireless Guest network:

  • Select wireless network SSID "MSUnet Wireless Guest"
  • Try to load a webpage, for example http://www.msu.edu/
    • You will be redirected to the login page
    • Accept the Terms of Use and press submit on webpage (not login ID is required)
  • You can now reach off campus computers

See http://www.wireless.msu.edu/ for more information.

Registering a Network Adapter

To use the wired network, the MSUnet Wireless (non-guest), and some of the ad-hoc wireless access points, your network adapter needs to be registered. This registration is based on the MAC address. Wired and wireless network adapters will be registered separately.

To register:

  • Enable the desired network adapter and get a network address using DHCP
  • Open a web browser to https://dhcp.msu.edu/
    • Enter MSUnet ID login/password. (User your host's, a conference shared ID, or contact Tom Rockwell)
    • Accept the Terms of Use and submit
  • Wait about 2 minutes for registration to complete
  • Restart the network adapter to get a new IP address using DHCP (try rebooting if you are unsure how to do this)

For more detailed instructions see: https://dhcp.msu.edu/help.html

Suggested Connection Method by Room

All wired Ethernet ports in the building function the same, to use them register your computer at http://dhcp.msu.edu/

For Wireless:

Room SSID Note
BPS 1400 BPSPA Register wireless adapter at http://dhcp.msu.edu/
BPS 1420 MSUnet Wireless Guest No login needed, see above
Atrium MSUnet Wireless Guest No login needed, see above
BPS 3239 MSUHEP Network WPA login/password on whiteboard
BPS 4270 BPSPA Register wireless adapter at http://dhcp.msu.edu/

-- TomRockwell - 14 Jun 2007

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