FHL Computer Orientation for Symposia Participants
Before connecting your personal computer to the FHL network it must be fully patched and virus-protected. This means that all operating system critical patches have been applied and there is a fully functioning up-to-date anti-virus program installed. Please take care of this BEFORE arrival. If your machine has not been updated for a while, it may take more than an hour to bring it up to date, and in some cases it will be impossible for you to use our network. Windows XP machines must be running Service Pack 2 (+ current updates); Windows 95 and 98 are not supported.
If you are certain that you are up-to-date with patches and virus protection, then you may connect to the network as described below. If you have any doubt, or don't know the last time that you patched your system, then you must first talk with our Computer Techs, Alan Cairns (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Craig Staude (email@example.com).
Before connecting your FULLY PATCHED computer to our network, you must provide us with your COMPUTER NAME, your HARDWARE ADDRESS (six pairs of alpha-numeric characters), and other information. To obtain this info:
On a PC: Start->Run->"cmd" (or "command")
In the command window that comes up type the command "ipconfig /all". The name and address will be shown.
On a Mac: You will find the hardware address in: Blue Apple->About this Mac->
More Info...->Network->Built-in Ethernet or Airport
And for computer name on a Mac: Blue Apple->System Preferences->Sharing
Send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a cc: to the Symposium administrator, Rachel Anderson, at email@example.com.
My name _____________________
Dates of my stay at FHL _____________________
Email address _____________________
I certify that I have installed the latest security updates to my operating system _______ (Confirm with "X")
I certify that my antivirus program is functioning and updated with current definitions _______(Confirm with "X")
My operating system _____________________
Hardware address of my ethernet and/or wireless adapter _____________________, _____________________
Machine name _____________________
NOTE: The UW router system will detect unusual network traffic coming from an individual machine, suggesting that your computer has been compromised by hacker activity. In this case, your computer will be automatically blocked from access outside the UW domains. If you notice this behavior, contact our IT staff as soon as possible.
Xerox DocuPrint 2125N Printers are available in the Commons (220.127.116.11) and the Lecture Hall (18.104.22.168)
Printer drivers are available from Xerox (http://www.xerox.com), however Windows XP and Mac OSX should have the drivers for the 2125N. Printers are best connected via IP port using their IP address (use the 12 digit numbers listed above when creating a Windows local IP port or when using Macintosh IP Printing).
You may need to add paper yourself. Printer paper is kept at the back of the Library, under the table near the Xerox machines. All printers can print to both sides of a page. This is called "Duplex printing" and it saves a lot of paper. Please use it.
Our wireless network is available in the Dorms, Commons, Dining Hall, Lecture Hall, and in most housing units. This is a closed network that does not advertise its presence. You must specify the network name as "FHL" and turn off encryption. It often takes a 2-3 minutes for the connection to be established. If the signal is weak in your housing unit, try moving closer to a window, or to another location.