To connect to the classroom network, no prior registration of the Ethernet address of the network card is required. However, your PC must support the TCP/IP protocol. Simply configure your PC to use the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) service so that it can obtain an IP address and other network parameters automatically when it is connected to the network connection point. Under Windows platforms, this can be done by:
- Specifying to obtain an IP address automatically
- Disabling DNS
Both options can be selected under Properties of the TCP/IP network component of your PC.
Locations of the centrally time-tabled classrooms on the main campus can be found here.
Notes for Using Classroom Network:
- IMPORTANT: Do NOT use any IP address other than the one assigned as that will affect your computer and other computers.
You are strongly advised to test out the network in the classroom where you intend to teach beforehand. Book a session of the classroom and do a trial-run, i.e. from connecting the computer to the network connection point and to running software on your computer. This ensures that problems can be detected earlier.
Help on problems on connecting to the classroom network (e.g."the network is down", "cannot access the host computers managed by the Information Technology Services") can be sought by calling the ITS Service Desk at 3917 0123 or in case of urgency, the Data Centre at 3917 2496.
- Our network interface connection is the Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) type. The network connection point is labelled as 'Classroom Network'. If more than one network connection point is required for the instructor's use, please contact the Data Centre (phone: 3917 2496) at least one week in advance before the commencement date of the class.