The academic community has access to the campus intranet, through which highspeed Internet connection is gained. Also, the users get academic public IP addresses, necessary for using the academic services.
To obtain access to the Intranet, one must:
- Install an ethernet controller hardware and software/driver on the PC
- Obtain a UTP Cat5 cable
- Locate the Intranet end point (UTP plug) to use, as long as the code that uniquely identifies it
The user has to communicate with the NOC to learn if he already has the right to use the specific end point and what adjustments he should make to his PC, if any.
In case the user has not the right to use the end point and the end point is not used by any other academic member, he will be asked to fill in the appropriate application form.
Also, the user or potential user of an end point has to inform the NOC if the end point has no code assigned to it, or the code assigned is beyond recognition.
As long as the application form is filed, the user gets an electronic or hard copy of a confirmation document, concerning the application and the TCP/IP protocol configuration values for his PC.
At last the user adjusts the TCP/IP protocol on his PC and connect to the Intranet. The users can read instructions for the TCP/IP adjustments here, accordingly to the OS of the PC.