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08/15/2003 - Windows DCOM Vulnerability
Up a New Internet Connection
decided that you want to connect your computer to the internet and/or
the network, or you need to move your existing connection to a new office.
There are several steps to completing this process.
sure your computer has a network interface card (NIC) with the correct
plug. Look at the back of your computer where all the cables are attached.
If a NIC is present, you will find a slot with a plug that looks like
a telephone jack plug, but is slightly larger. There may be one or more
small lights on the card that will indicate functionality when the card
is installed and connected. If you don't see a card, or you are not
sure, contact your local LAN administrator, and s/he will be glad to
check it for you.
- If you
know that your computer does not have a NIC, you will need to order
one. The best way is to contact the manufacturer of the computer, give
them the model number and serial number, and ask for their recommendation.
If you can buy it from the computer manufacturer, do so. You will be
able to return the card if you are unable to get it working correctly.
Otherwise, visit the computer manufacturer's website and try to determine
which card they are currently selling/recommending. Or contact your
local LAN adminstrator for recommendations.
the NIC is installed in your computer, you will need to request an IP
(internet protocol) address. In order to assign the address, your LAN
administrator will need the following information:
can collect the information listed above and submit your request online,
your network connection can be set up very quickly. Your LAN administrator
will be happy to collect the information if you prefer, but will need
to visit your location, which could take a little longer.
model# and serial# of your computer.
NIC hardware address.This number is a 12-digit hex number. Example=
00:01:bc:ef:2f:73 . To determine this address:
Windows 95/98, Start=>Run. Type "winipcfg" in the
box and click "OK". Select the ethernet adapter from
the drop-down box and collect the information. View
Windows 2000/NT, Start=>Programs=>Accessories=>Command
Prompt. Type "ipconfig /all" at the c:>. Collect
the address information. View
Mac, Apple=>Control Panels=>TCP/IP=>Options. Collect
the adapter address information.
and room number in which the computer will be located.
investigator or person responsible for maintenance and repair of
- If you
are moving offices within the same building, please notify your LAN
administrator at least 2-3 days prior to your move, so that outlets
can be tested.
- If you
are moving offices between buildings, please notify your LAN adminstrator
at least 5-7 working days prior to your move, so that outlets can be
tested. In some of our newer buildings, turning on the outlets may involve
coordinating several different people.
New Network Service
My Existing Network Service