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Student Services

All students currently have access to the internet via the many computer labs on campus. Internet access is also available in all Allen Community College residence locations. Due to logistics issues, the form of access is slightly different at each location.

Horton Hall, Winter Hall and Masterson Hall each have a single cable modem connected to Cox Business Services broadband. There is a network jack in each room, which allows one computer to be connected to the internet. It is possible to buy a Switch or Hub that will allow two or more computers to share the same network jack, but it is up to the students to purchase and install them. Wireless access is also available in these buildings.

The Red Devil Duplexes and Herynk Hall have a single cable modem in each apartment, connected to Cox Residential Services broadband. A Cable/DSL Router can be purchased by the students if they wish to share the internet connection with multiple computers.

The Zahn Scholarship House has a single wireless internet connection for the students to share.

  1. These internet connections are shared with others in the same building. If several students are using the internet at the same time, the overall speed will be slower than at times where only a few students are using the internet.
  2. Our internet provider is pro-active in stopping the sharing of copyrighted material over the internet. If you have a P2P program such as Kazaa, Limewire, Bearshare, etc. It would be best if you made sure that it does not run while at Allen. Cox Business can and will shut off all service to the college if we are found to be violating their policy.
  3. It is important to have up-to-date virus protection installed on all computers, as a single infected computer could adversely affect everyone else in the building. An Allen Antivirus Policy that would require all student computers to have up-to-date antivirus software before being allowed access to the internet is currently under development. It will be posted here when it goes into effect.

Equipment Needed

While the internet access will be provided by Allen Community College, the student is responsible for purchasing the necessary networking hardware. The items can be purchased at one of the local computer stores. Even Wal-Mart carries many of the parts needed. The necessary computer hardware is as follows:

Internet-Capable Computer - Without a computer, of course, no internet access is available. We recommend at least a Pentium computer with 256MB RAM and a VGA monitor. Windows XP is recommended, but not required.

Residence Halls

100Base-T Ethernet Adapter Card - This "card" can be either internal (goes inside your computer) or external (sits outside your computer, connected by a cable). You can pick up a cheap (but functional) 10Mbps internal version for about $15. If you have a laptop or are uncomfortable with opening up your computer, the external version is recommended. Some computers have an Ethernet port built-in, making this purchase unnecessary.

CAT-5 Patch Cable - This is a small cable that will connect the computer's Ethernet card to the internet wall jack. It looks like an enlarged version of a phone line cable. Wal-Mart has been known to carry these Network Patch Cables as well (look in the Electronics department). Be sure to buy a cable long enough to reach from the jack to where you wish to have the computer sitting. On average, these cables cost less than $1 per foot of length. The Allen Bookstore usually has these in stock.

Switch or Hub - If more than one computer will need to access the Internet in a room, an Ethernet switch or hub is required.

Red Devil Duplexes

100Base-T Ethernet Adapter Card - This "card" can be either internal (goes inside your computer) or external (sits outside your computer, connected by a cable). You can pick up a cheap (but functional) 10Mbps internal version for about $15. If you have a laptop or are uncomfortable with opening up your computer, the external version is recommended. Some computers have an Ethernet port built-in, making this purchase unnecessary.

CAT-5 Patch Cable - This is a small cable that will connect the computer's Ethernet card to the internet wall jack. It looks like an enlarged version of a phone line cable. Wal-Mart has been known to carry these Network Patch Cables as well (look in the Electronics department). Be sure to buy a cable long enough to reach from the jack to where you wish to have the computer sitting. On average, these cables cost less than $1 per foot of length. The Allen Bookstore usually has these in stock.

Zahn Scholarship House

802.11b or 802.11g Wireless Adapter Card - This "card" can be either internal (goes inside your computer) or external (sits outside your computer, connected by a cable). You can pick up a USB wireless adapter for about $50. If you have a laptop or are uncomfortable with opening up your computer, the external version is recommended. Most newer laptops have a built-in wireless adapter, making this purchase unnecessary.

CAT-5 Patch Cable - This is a small cable that will connect the computer's Ethernet card to the internet wall jack. It looks like an enlarged version of a phone line cable. Wal-Mart has been known to carry these Network Patch Cables as well (look in the Electronics department). Be sure to buy a cable long enough to reach from the jack to where you wish to have the computer sitting. On average, these cables cost less than $1 per foot of length. The Allen Bookstore usually has these in stock.

Installation

Installation of the Ethernet card is usually straightforward. Follow the instructions provided with the card.

Once the Ethernet card is correctly installed, you need to simply plug the patch cable from the card to the wall jack. The hardware portion of the installation is now complete. Boot up your computer.

If you are running Windows on your PC, you will probably receive a message stating that new hardware has been found. This means that the computer successfully detected your Ethernet card. When asked, put in the driver disk and follow the prompts. If all goes well, when the computer finishes the boot process, you will have an icon on the Desktop labelled "Network Neighborhood" or something similar. To set up the hardware, perform the following steps:

  • Right-click on the "Network Neighborhood" icon and go into Properties.
  • Click on the "Add" button (about halfway down the popup window)
  • Choose "Protocol" from the list and then press the "Add..." button
  • In the Manufacturers column of the new window, choose "Microsoft"
  • In the Network Protocols column, choose "TCP/IP" and then press OK
  • In the remaining window, an option for TCP/IP should now appear. Double-click on it. If more than one TCP/IP item is found, choose the one associated with the ethernet card.
  • Click on the "IP Address" tab at the top of the new window and select the "Obtain an IP address automatically" option
  • Click on the "WINS Configuration" tab and select the "Use DHCP for WINS resolution" option
  • Click on the "Advanced" tab and select the "Set this protocol to be the default protocol" option, if available
  • Press the OK button to close both windows. The computer will install the necessary files (you may need your Windows CD) and reboot your machine. Once you reboot, your computer should have internet access. To test it, open up your favorite browser software and see whether or not it works.

Cox Business Service is providing internet connectivity to the Allen residence halls. Please read their Acceptable Use Policy. Anyone found to be in violation of this policy will have their privilege revoked.

Support

If you run into problems, contact the store where you purchased the equipment. Allen has full-time computer technicians that will occasionally have time to help if all other avenues fail. Please keep in mind that these technicians are busy maintaining the on-campus computers, and may not be immediately available. School computer problems have a priority over student computer problems. To contact them, go to the front office (administration) and ask for computer help.

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