Configure a Residence Hall Ethernet Connection for Windows 10
Before you follow these instructions please check the following:
- Make sure the network cord fits snug into the wall jack and into the network card itself.
- With your computer on and cord plugged in, check to make sure a green light is lit up on the back of the network card. If you do not see a green light, try switching the cord with a new one.
- Make sure the network card has correct drivers loaded. If you do not know how to check your drivers, consult our web page on using the Device Manager.
Establish a Network Connection
- Click the flag (Start) then select Settings.
- The Settings panel will open. Select Network & Internet.
- The Network & Internet window will open. Select Wifi then under the Related Settings section, select Change Adapter Options.
- In the Network Connections window, locate your local area connection icon and right-click on it.
- Ignore any icons that shows VPN or Wireless. Click Properties.
- The Local Area Connection Properties window will open. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button. NOTE: Depending on your security settings, windows may need your permission to continue. Click OK.
- The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPV4) Properties window will open; verify that Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are both selected.
- Keep these default settings and toward the Bottom of the window, click the Advance button.
- On the Advanced TCP/IP Settings window, click the DNS tab. UNCHECK Register this connection's addresses in DNS so it is not selected.
- All other settings stay the same.
- On the Advanced TCP/IP Settings window, click the WINS tab.
- Select Enable LMHOST lookup and Default then click OK.
- Click the OK button on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then on Ethernet 2 Properties windows.
- Click the OK button on the Local Area Connection Properties window.
- You should be looking at the desktop. Open your browser window and the University of Maryland's Network Registration Page should appear.
- Follow the instructions to register your jack. Once your jack is registered, you will have full access to the internet.